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Zend Framework 3—Available Now

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Zend Framework 3—Available Now

One of the most popular PHP frameworks available, Zend just recently released Zend Framework 3. The culmination of a year and half's work, let's take a quick look at some of the updates this new version has to offer.

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One of the most popular PHP frameworks available, Zend recently released Zend Framework 3. The culmination of a year and half's work, let's take a quick look at some of the updates this new version has to offer.

Improvements

Here are a few of the notable upgrades:

  • PHP 7 support
  • better performance
  • improvements on de-coupling packages to allow usage in any project (including outside frameworks) and more frequent bug fixes/features
  • thorough documentation including migration guides

Aside from all that, there's also a new skeleton application if you're looking to get your feet wet with version 3. If you want more info about getting started with the skeleton, check out this doc.

PSR-7 Support

With this new release, Zend is offering various features around PSR-7 support. It's really cool to see Zend following the community here. Here's what's now included:

Pulled from Matthew Weier O'Phinney's excellent blog post PSR-7 By Example, PSR-7 offers a "unified, complete abstraction around HTTP messages. Further, the abstraction can be used for either side of the HTTP transaction — whether you're sending requests via an HTTP client, or handling a server-side request."

Closing Notes

Zend has made it clear that they're returning to form with this latest release:

The release today is a new beginning for the framework, returning to its original mission: a strong component library, with opt-in MVC features.

With this new chapter, they've decided to call it quits for Zend Framework 1, setting the date for EoL on September 28, 2016.

You can find all available packages for Zend here on GitHub and, likewise, if you want to contribute or report issues, just take this link.

That's all, enjoy! 

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zend ,php ,framework ,mvc ,psr-7 ,web dev

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