PHP frameworks are super useful tools when it comes to clean and structured web development, as they speed up the creation and maintenance of your PHP web applications. There ae many framworks availabe in PHP to develop rich web applications. Here are few which are going to standout this year and some of them will continue to grow..
Probably the most popular PHP framework right now with strong modular archtiecture. Laravel is powerful and elegant while still being easy to learn and use. Definitely worth giving a try!
Phalcon is an open source, full stack framework for PHP 5 written as a C-extension, optimized for high performance. You don’t need to learn or use the C language, since the functionality is exposed as PHP classes ready for you to use. Phalcon also is loosely coupled, allowing you to use its objects as glue components based on the needs of your application.
Flight is a fast, simple, extensible micro framework for PHP which enables you to quickly and easily build RESTful web applications. Easy to use and to learn, simple yet powerful.
Medoo is the lightest PHP database as it consists of only one file of 10,9kb. A great micro framework for small and simple applications.
Kohana is an open source, object oriented MVC web framework built using PHP5 by a team of volunteers that aims to be swift, secure, and small.