Zend is engineered with simplicity, reusability and performance to our match extensible development with open architecture that are based on MVC or Middleware. This enterprise ready high usage application PHP framework is built with best security practices. Its newest version is crafted with velocity to work 4x faster.
Zend Framework (ZF) is an open source, object-oriented web application framework implemented in PHP 7 and licensed under the New BSD License. The framework is basically a collection of professional PHP-based packages. The framework uses various packages by the use of Composer as part of its package dependency managers; some of them are PHPUnit for testing all packages, Travis CI for continuous Integration Services. Zend Framework provides to users a support of the Model View Controller (MVC) in combination with Front Controller solution. MVC implementation in Zend Framework has five main areas. The router and dispatcher functions to decide which controller to run based on data from URL, and controller functions in combination with the model and view to develop and create the final web page.
On 17 April 2019 it was announced that the framework is transitioning into an open source project hosted by the Linux Foundation to be known as Laminas.
Zend Framework features include:
All components are fully object-oriented PHP 5 and are E_STRICT compliant, which helps in the development of building tests and writing codes in a bug-free and crash-proof application manner.
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 MariaDB, 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.
With the help of remote procedure call (RPC) and REST(Representational State Transfer) services, Zend Apigility helps developers to create APIs, authentication of APIs, documentation of APIs, Easy Modification