Application and UI Frameworks are programming technologies that provide structure for software development environments. These are logical software infrastructures that promote sound application development mythologies and best practices. Well structured software applications help to reduce application design, development and maintenance requirements over time.
Brand: Code Igniter
License: Open Source
Language Software Integration: PHP
Code Igniter is a powerful PHP framework with a very small footprint, built for developers who need a simple and elegant tool kit to create full-featured web applications.
Zend Framework is a collection of professional PHP packages with more than 173 million installations. It can be used to develop web applications and services using PHP 5.6+, and provides 100% object-oriented code using a broad spectrum of language features.
Zend Framework uses Composer as a package dependency manager; PHPUnit to test all packages; and Travis CI as a Continuous Integration service. Zend Framework also follows PHP-FIG standards, and includes an implementation of PSR-7 for HTTP message interfaces (as shepherded by Matthew Weier O’Phinney, Zend Framework project lead).
Smarty is a template engine for PHP, facilitating the separation of presentation (HTML/CSS) from application logic. This implies that PHP code is application logic, and is separated from the presentation.
When it comes to templates in PHP, there are basically two trains of thought. The first camp exclaims that “PHP is a template engine”. This approach simply mixes PHP code with HTML. Although this approach is fast from a pure script-execution point-of-view, many would argue that the PHP syntax is messy and difficult to maintain when mixed with presentation. PHP works well for programming, but not so well for templates.
The second camp exclaims that presentation should be void of all programming code, and instead use simple tags to indicate where application content is revealed. This approach is common with other template engines (and other programming languages), and is the approach that Smarty takes. The idea is to keep the templates focused squarely on presentation, void of application code, and with as little overhead as possible.
CakePHP makes building web applications simpler, faster, while requiring less code. A modern PHP framework offering a flexible database access layer and a powerful scaffolding system that makes building both small and complex systems simpler, easier and, of course, fastier. Build fast, grow solid with CakePHP.
Build responsive, mobile-first projects on the web with the world’s most popular front-end component library. Bootstrap is an open source toolkit for developing with HTML, CSS, and JS. Quickly prototype your ideas or build your entire app with our Sass variables and mixins, responsive grid system, extensive prebuilt components, and powerful plugins built on jQuery.
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