Zend Framework is a framework for PHP 5 that is based on simplicity, object-oriented best practices, corporate friendly licensing, and a rigorously tested agile code base. It is focused on building more secure, reliable, and modern Web 2.0 applications and Web services, and consuming widely available APIs from leading vendors like Google, Amazon, Yahoo!, and Flickr, as well as API providers and cataloguers like StrikeIron and ProgrammableWeb.
Probus is a Web framework for developing in PHP5. This framework is based on the MVC pattern. It has excellent support data caching and provides convenient AJAX support. This framework supports the following features: Many programming patterns can be used, include MVC. A simple command-line tool is used to generate projects. Standard plugins are included for AJAX, RSS, and form validation. It is simple create new plugins for Probus. Its database abstraction layer supports MySQL, PgSQL, MSSQL, Oracle, and many others. It automatically caches data. Its configuration system uses YAML syntax. Components can be used from external frameworks such as Zend Framework, symfony, Code Igniter, Kohana, and CakePHP.
MochiPHP is a lightweight framework for PHP that adopts component and page oriented design with a simple database and object-persistence library. Page oriented design: write a class and template pair per page. Form components hide complex HTML markup and user interaction handling. Persistent objects with auto-generated property accessors.
pdoMap is a robust PHP ORM with many OOP features. The mapping structure, requests, and transactions are defined in XML files. The core directly generates PHP classes for high performance. It is very easy to use and configure. It features fully optimized code, caching data, a full lazy loading system, and an open system for extending all functionality.
Kohana is a PHP 5 framework that uses the Model View Controller architectural pattern. It aims to be secure, lightweight, and easy to use. Although it reuses many common design patterns and concepts, there are some things that make Kohana stand out. It is community driven, uses strict PHP 5 OOP to provide visibility protection, automatic class loading, overloading, interfaces, abstracts, and singletons, and is extremely lightweight. Kohana has no dependencies on PECL extensions or PEAR libraries. Large, monolithic libraries are avoided in favor of optimized solutions.
phpDays is a flexible PHP 5 framework for rapid Web site development. It features an MVC architecture, Ajax support, YAML configuration, database abstraction (MySQL, PostgreSQL, MS SQL, etc.), a good collection of standard models, an excellent quick start guide, and logging to files or firephp.
IrisMVC is an OOP PHP framework that developers can use as a strong and secure foundation on which to build various Web applications following the Model-View-Controller (MVC) pattern. It only provides the basic functionality developers need, without reinventing the wheel, so the learning curve is dramatically short and they should be able to start using it at full capacity in days. The goal is to allow developers to create Web sites faster without needing to learn a whole new PHP framework.
PHP CLI Framework is a simple class which you can extend to quickly create a commandline (CLI) application using PHP. Only a single file is needed, and everything extends that file. It supports interactive input and an object oriented way of writing which keeps things nice and clean. Features include arguments, flags, options, colors, interactive input, object oriented PHP5, a micro framework, and minimal coding required. There's only a single class to extend.