PHP Frameworks

Recently I’ve been toying with the idea of using a PHP framework to help with the development of my web sites. The problem is, I don’t know which one to choose :(

Some of the frameworks I’ve been looking at include:

Each has there own unique advantages, but what is the best way to decide which one suits my needs the best?

3 thoughts on “PHP Frameworks”

  1. Code Quality, Documentation and Community. That said, I’ve personally choosed Symfony and I don’t regret it.

  2. I recommend CakePHP, but I am biased ;-)

    You could create a table where you list the features which are important to you. Then you rate those features for each of the frameworks on a scale from 0-10. At the end, you add all the ratings and the framework with the highest score is the one which probably fits best to your needs.

    Good luck!

  3. Symfony and CakePHP are the best: active development and vibrant communities.

    Both are very similar to Ruby on Rails.

    CakePHP is a bit simpler. Symfony is a bit more professional.

    Symfony has the best documentation: more than 700 high quality pages including a complete free book (

    Yahoo uses Symfony for Yahoo Bookmarks, Yahoo Answers and (more than 20 million users!!) (source:

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