10 Best Free Web Application Frameworks
A web application framework is a type of software framework
that supports the development of dynamic websites, web services, and
web applications. The purpose of this type of framework is to enable
developers to build web applications and focus on the interesting
stuff, alleviating the repetitive overhead associated with common Web
development patterns. The types of core functionality common to most
web application frameworks include templating systems, user session
management, common interfaces to disk or database storage of cached
content, and data persistence. Typically, web application frameworks
also promote reusability and pluggability of components, as well as
promoting code reuse, and libraries for database access.
The best application frameworks are particularly good at
organising large projects, yet at the same time trying to stay out of
the way, and not impose themselves on the project.
The most well-known overall design pattern of web application
frameworks is the Model-View-Controller (MVC) architecture. A model is
an object representing data or even activity, such as a database table.
A view is some type of visualization of the state of the model, and a
controller offers facilities to change the state of the model.
There is a wide range of web application frameworks available
for Linux that are released under an open source license. To provide an
insight into the software that is available, we have compiled a list of
10 high quality web application frameworks. We have selected frameworks
that cover a number of programming languages including Ruby, PHP, and
Now, let's explore the 10 web application frameworks at hand.
For each title we have compiled its own portal page, a full description
with an in-depth analysis of its features, together with links to
relevant resources and reviews.
|Web Application Frameworks
||MVC ruby based framework geared for web application
PHP framework with a very small footprint
||Python framework which encourages
rapid development and clean design
rapid application development framework for PHP
||Simple, straightforward, open-source software framework
for PHP 5
component-based PHP framework
||Python web framework emphasizing flexibility and rapid
MVC Web Application Framework
generation TurboGears built on Pylons
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