News Feed
Sections




News Archive
Looking for more information on how to do PHP the right way? Check out PHP: The Right Way

Paul Jones' Blog:
Differences Between Solar and Zend Framework
March 14, 2006 @ 14:34:14

Paul Jones, lead developer of the Solar framework project has posted a few differences between his framework and the just released Zend Framework.

Even though (or perhaps because) the Solar project pre-dates the newly-released Zend Framework by about a year, I've had a couple of private emails asking me if I will discontinue Solar, or rewrite Solar on top of the Zend Framework. The short answer to both of these, at least for now, is "No - Solar is not going away." Especially now that I'm not at Zend any more.

He lists a few similarities first (based on general topics) but follows it quickly with some pretty significant differences between the two (with an emphasis on the "unified" nature of Solar vs Zend). Thrown in are also some other features that Solar has that Zend doesn't at this time - built-in localization, form processing, etc. Of course, there are some coming from the other perspective (that Zend has that Solar doesn't), though it's mostly things like "great marketing apparatus" and "a dozen regular individual and corporate developers and the backing of a real business" as well as lots specialty classes and more automated testing and documentation.

There's not any bitterness between the two frameworks, though, and Paul reminds us that it's not one versus the other - it's more about pulling in the pieces of each that work for you.

1 comment voice your opinion now!
zend framework solar differences similarities zend framework solar differences similarities


blog comments powered by Disqus

Similar Posts

Doug Brown's Blog: Do You Really Need a Framework for Writing PHP?

The Bakery: New Articles/Tutorials - NiceHead, Field Validation and Plugin Paths

Symfony Blog: New in symfony 1.2: Toward a RESTful architecture (Part 1)

Zumba Tech Blog: Caching CakePHP 2.x routes

php|architect: Exam Schedule at php/db|works now available


Community Events

Don't see your event here?
Let us know!


series community library introduction api interview voicesoftheelephpant laravel video podcast php7 example version opinion release list language laravel5 unittest framework

All content copyright, 2015 PHPDeveloper.org :: info@phpdeveloper.org - Powered by the Solar PHP Framework