Zend Framework is based on simplicity, object-oriented best practices, corporate friendly licensing, and a rigorously tested agile codebase. Zend Framework is focused on building more secure, reliable, and modern Web 2.0 applications and web services.
Zend Framework (ZF) is an open source, object-oriented web application framework implemented in PHP 5 and licensed under the Open Source Initiative (OSI)-approved New BSD License.
Zend Framework is a use-at-will framework. There is no single development paradigm or pattern that all Zend Framework users must follow, although Zend Framework does provide components for the MVC, Table Data Gateway, and Row Data Gateway design patterns. Zend Framework provides individual components for many other common requirements in web application development.
Zend Framework requires PHP 5.2.4 or later since version 1.7.0. Previous versions required PHP 5.1.4 or later, although the ZF Programmer's Reference Guide strongly recommended PHP 5.2.3 or later for security and performance improvements included in these versions of PHP.
Zend Framework Features:
- All components are fully object-oriented PHP 5 and are E_STRICT compliant
- Use-at-will architecture with loosely coupled components and minimal interdependencies
- Extensible MVC implementation supporting layouts and PHP-based templates by default
- Support for multiple database systems and vendors, including MySQL, Oracle, IBM DB2, Microsoft SQL Server, PostgreSQL, SQLite, and Informix Dynamic Server
- Email composition and delivery, retrieval via mbox, Maildir, POP3 and IMAP4
- Flexible caching sub-system with support for many types of backends, such as memory or a file system.
Open Souce Zend Framework Information:
- Applies To: Web application framework, object-oriented PHP 5, Use-at-will architecture, PHP-based templates, MVC, Email composition and delivery, Flexible caching sub-system
- Programming Language: PHP
- Operating System: Cross-platform
- License: New BSD License