Hi all

I'm not even sure if development environment is the right term but I'm looking to find out what the best or most popular development environment to use is? I've herd of CAKE and was told this was the way to go.

Just looking for some more opinions.


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Last Post by ShawnCplus

Hi emarshah

I'm looking for a php development framework (found the right term :D ). WAMP is a server enviroment. Thanks for your response though.


If I had to pick four of the best I'd say Zend, Symfony, CodeIgniter and Cake. Zend is a pretty in-depth and heavy framework. Symfony is lightweight but also quite powerful with a huge community, amazing documentation (a book is published for every version). Cake is even lighter but also has a pretty large community and die-hard fans. CodeIgniter is probably the lightest but I'm not too familiar with it so I can't give you a big review on it.

If I had to pick one I'd say Symfony if only because I'm familiar with how easy it is to pick up and its crazy-fast turnaround time for projects but take a look at that list and see which one fits your needs.

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