PHP frameworks are a great way for developers of all skill levels to reduce the need for repetitive coding, speed up the development process, and to ensure proper coding when creating web applications. This not only speeds up the development of rich applications, but it also tightens up PHP security by reducing the risk of security holes in your coding.
While some expert PHP coders do not feel the need to use frameworks to develop web apps, they can still be an advantage in situations where rapid development is necessary, such as under tight deadlines. And for beginner to intermediate developers, frameworks can enhance the PHP learning process while promoting good coding practices and reducing bad coding, which is common in PHP due to its “forgiving” nature.
There are many PHP frameworks available today, and thus developers are sure to find a framework that fits their needs in terms of features, support, speed, scalability and more. Some of the top PHP frameworks used by developers today include Laravel, Symfony, Codeigniter, CakePHP, Zend, Yii, Phalcon.