DotKernel is an Application PHP Framework, built on top of Zend Framework (ZF), and based on years of experience. DotKernel is using a full, yet simplified HMVC (Hierarchical-Model-View-Controller) architecture, easy to learn by beginner and intermediate level programmers. DotKernel is not a standalone framework; it uses Zend Framework as a component library, accessing directly its classes. It has eliminated the complexity of ZF by using a different approach of how the web requests are handled. Strongly integrated with ZF, DotKernel can be considered a PHP Enterprise Level Framework.

With an easy learning curve, DotKernel addresses beginner and intermediate level developers that want to start using Zend Framework in a more simple way. Using a simple Route, and only few ZF components, Dotkernel allows developers to quickly build an application and slowly get familliar with other ZF components and classes