Zend Framework

The Zend Framework is designed with simplicity in mind. The goals of this PHP framework are to provide a lightweight, loosely-coupled component library simplified to provide 4/5s of the functionality everyone needs and that lets you customize the other 20% to meet your specific business needs. By focusing on the most commonly needed functionality, the Zend Framework retains the simplified spirit of PHP programming, dramatically lowers the learning curve and training costs.

Zend Framework is thoroughly tested. Enterprise-ready and built with agile methods, Zend Framework has been unit-tested from the start, with stringent code coverage requirements to ensure that all code contributed has not only been thoroughly unit-tested, but also remains stable and easy to extend, re-test with extensions, and further maintain.

Features of Zend Framework

  • Extensible and well-tested code base
  • Flexible architecture
  • No configuration files necessary to get going

License of Zend Framework

The Zend Framework license is based on the simple and safe new BSD license. All contributors to the open source Zend Framework are required to complete and sign a Contributor License Agreement (CLA) — which is based on the standard open-source Apache license — protecting intellectual property (that is, your added-value) built on Zend Framework.