The State of PHP MVC Frameworks in 2017

This article was first published on ZenOfCoding, and re-published here with the author’s permission.

A simple question prompted me to sit down and write this follow up to my article from about a year ago.

Q: Any thoughts about where things are today? (2/24/2017)

A: “I’d say it’s pretty much down to Laravel and Symfony at this point; when it comes to PHP frameworks. I don’t feel that there is any specific value to using CakePHP, Zend, CodeIgniter, Yii, etc. if you are starting a new project.

Only if you already know those frameworks or have developers that are used to working with them, I could see a reason to use them.

When real development starts you have to be able to find tools, plugins, answers to common problems. And with Laravel and Symfony communities and constant development of new “modules” or features, you never feel like you’re left behind. Laracasts alone (even if you don’t develop in Laravel) are simply fantastic.

Whether it’s integration…

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