Today's web developer must be well-equipped in order to fully harness the enormous horsepower and features at his disposal, not to mention satisfy the tastes of an increasingly finicky user. It's also imperative to embrace sound practices that ensure high quality, testable code written with a minimum investment of time and effort.
Because these challenges are universally faced among the web development community, several frameworks have gained a considerable following thanks to their ability to abstract away commonplace tasks such as data validation and database and web services integration, not to mention SEO, template management, and testing.
In his PHPBuilder article, Jason Gilmore introduces you to five frameworks that are transforming the way today's PHP developers go about building web sites:
Rather than simply list the five frameworks that have managed to gain the most mindshare among the PHP community, Gilmore instead highlights at least one feature that differentiates each framework from the other solutions.