On the SitePoint PHP blog Bruno Skvorc has posted what could be "best PHP frameworks for 2014". The results were compiled from the feedback of a survey they recently took during the past week.
We asked these questions to decide which frameworks deserve our attention in 2014 the most. The prerequisite for participation was merely having experience in more than one framework, seeing as it's pointless to ask someone what their favorite bar was if they've only drunk in one place.
In the end, the results showed some interesting trends in the choice of PHP framework and their overall popularity. The three topping the popularity charts were (in this order) Laravel, Phalcon then Symfony2. Other mainstay frameworks like Zend Framework, Yii and CodeIgniter were ranked lower in the list. He goes through the results and provides a bit of background on the feedback, including how much of the original data had to be filtered out for one reason or another. He also includes a list of "noteworthy answers" from various folks responding to the survey. His personal choice? Phalcon because of it's overall performance and the community around it.
So which framework seems most promising for 2014? Which should you switch to in the new year? Is it worth it? That's entirely up to you - as always, it depends on your comfort level, the project requirements, and time you have to study new things.