Today most of the websites are designed by making use of PHP. This is considered to be the best scripting language for web development as it is equipped with different frameworks which make the development work easy. Zend is the most popular PHP framework used today all over the world as it has got various benefits which are described below.
Zend framework is based on MVC (Model View Controller) and hence managing the code is very easy and simple. The code of the application can be segregated based on modules and hence these code can be reused if it is required in any other part of the application. Even classes and packages can be reused which is considered as custom web development.
One of the interesting facts about the Zend framework is that, it is developed from the developer who developed PHP. Because of this reason one can expect the framework to be highly compatible with PHP whereas some of the new frameworks are really struggling hard in this aspect. By the introduction of Zend framework PHP has got more flexibility in developing the web application.
When developing the websites, other than the design the important aspect to look at is database connectivity. Zend framework will support all most all the very important databases available in the market today. The support is provided for Oracle, Sq Lite, MySql etc… This has provided the developers a choice of the database to be used in which they are comfortable with.
The best part of this framework is that the changes dome for the codes will not affect the user interface. The code and the user interface script will be kept separately as a result of which changes can be made easily and very quickly. This feature will not be provided by any of the framework to the extent what Zend framework provides.
This framework can be used to design any sort of application. As the complexity of the application increases, it is very easy to develop using Zend framework. The documentation of the features provided is in detail and can be used by any developer for reference. There is also online support provided for Zend framework users in the form of forums. There will be experts answering all developer queries which will be helpful for development work.
With all these benefits available in Zend framework, many web developers prefer to use this as the developing platform.
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