Building PHP Applications with Symfony, CakePHP, and Zend Framework
By Bartosz Porebski, Karol Przystalski, Leszek Nowak
Publisher: Wiley / Wrox
Final Release Date: February 2011
Pages: 528

The first unbiased comparison of the three leading PHPframeworks

Although it's relatively easy to learn how to use a single PHPframework to produce dynamic web pages, it's not easy to decidewhich of the three major web application frameworks will best suityour needs. To that end, this resource offers you an unbiased,in-depth comparison of the three most popular open sourceframeworks: Symfony, CakePHP, and Zend Framework. The authorspresent a detailed examination of the similarities and differencesof the three frameworks, providing similar examples and tasks foreach framework so that you can decide for yourself which frameworkis right for you.

Building PHP Applications with Symfony, CakePHP, and ZendFramework:

  • Presents an invaluable comparative approach to the pros and consof Symfony, CakePHP, and Zend Framework and shows you how to solveproblems using each of them

  • Addresses the standard elements used in common tasks such asforms, mailing, searching, security, and templates

  • Explores advanced features such as AJAX, plug-ins, Web Services,content management services, and internationalization

  • Demonstrates how to use various testing tools for qualityassurance and increasing performance

  • Looks at younger, up-and-coming frameworks such as CodeIgniter,Lithium, and Agavi

Wrox guides are crafted to make learning programminglanguages and technologies easier than you think. Written byprogrammers for programmers, they provide a structured, tutorialformat that will guide you through all the techniques involved.

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