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Attribute Ratings

  • ASP.NET is rated higher in 2 areas: Likelihood to Recommend, Likelihood to Renew
  • Laminas Project is rated higher in 1 area: Support Rating

Likelihood to Recommend

8.4

ASP.NET

84%
29 Ratings
8.0

Laminas Project

80%
6 Ratings

Likelihood to Renew

10.0

ASP.NET

100%
1 Rating
8.0

Laminas Project

80%
1 Rating

Usability

ASP.NET

N/A
0 Ratings
9.0

Laminas Project

90%
1 Rating

Support Rating

8.0

ASP.NET

80%
2 Ratings
10.0

Laminas Project

100%
2 Ratings

Likelihood to Recommend

ASP.NET

ASP.NET is one of the main languages that we use across all of our Web Projects. We use Asp.net in may ways in our department. We use [ASP.NET] for developing most of our web projects using [ASP.NET] MVC for most of our custom applications, and we also integrated our project, which develop using [ASP.NET] with numerous systems. What I disliked is the updates on the framework. And the compatibility on different programming tools. Asp.net uses more Web server resources than others and it is expensive for small companies.
Pritesh Patel | TrustRadius Reviewer

Laminas Project

I would say you can use Zend with any project of any size but in a personal experience I would recommend it more for small or medium sized projects. Since the code you will be writing with Zend has more verbosity than the one you can write with other frameworks, that might be a problem to maintain larger projects.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pros

ASP.NET

  • Ease of use with drag and drop functionality; makes the learning curve less steep as new users are already familiar with this paradigm.
  • Powerful .Net Framework libraries
  • Control panel to manage and control the building of web applications
  • Code-behind can be in C# or VB.NET
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Laminas Project

  • Excellent interface for databases. I trust that no bad data will accidentally be injected causing the databases to become corrupt or drop.
  • The routing is really great. We have a lot of custom routing and it makes it very easy to add or adjust routes and ensure they're getting where they need to go.
  • Zend provides so much flexibility in the controllers for dealing with the view. It's so easy to customize the view to render just how you want it. Especially when dealing with a request that may or may not be ajax.
Lauren Merka | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

ASP.NET

  • Making web forms obsolete was a mistake; instead, creating modern web forms that use the drag and drop UI is something we have come to expect from ASP.NET.
  • It takes a long time for the NET collection to start up when running under IIS for some reason.
Al Mubassir Muin | TrustRadius Reviewer

Laminas Project

  • Zend Framework 2 is overly complex for small projects.
  • Zend Framework 2 documentation sometimes overlooks small details, which means you will need to delve into the code directly.
  • Zend Framework 2 bug fixes on GitHub usually take quite a long time to get patched.
Takahiro Horie | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

ASP.NET

General

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No

Starting Price

Laminas Project

General

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No

Starting Price

Likelihood to Renew

ASP.NET

ASP.NET 10.0
Based on 1 answer
It is the backbone of all our products
Erik Zanker | TrustRadius Reviewer

Laminas Project

Laminas Project 8.0
Based on 1 answer
I absolutely love Zend Framework. However we are using Zend Framework 1 and when we get to the point that we need to go Zend Framework 2 (for PHP namespacing) I may explore other frameworks. When we chose Zend it was the best option for us. I'd like to see if maybe there's a better fit that doesn't have the same complicated overhead of Zend Framework
Lauren Merka | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

ASP.NET

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Laminas Project

Laminas Project 9.0
Based on 1 answer
Zend is very usable once you learn how to use it. I've had moments where I thought what I want to do isn't possible but I've learned I haven't looked in the correct place yet. Zend is a Catch-22. It's very usable once you know how to use it. But I strongly feel it's worth learning
Lauren Merka | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

ASP.NET

ASP.NET 8.0
Based on 2 answers
Very good, depending on the requirement and budget.
Viral Patel | TrustRadius Reviewer

Laminas Project

Laminas Project 10.0
Based on 2 answers
Zend Framework has the best (paid) support and ecosystem I've ever seen in a PHP framework. The company has developed many products, including Zend Server, Zend Debugger, and an Eclipse-based IDE that extends the framework to create an entire development platform that can improve developer productivity and software quality while maintaining the clean architecture that characterizes the framework.
Leonel Quinteros | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

ASP.NET

I don't like javascript that much, personally. Having a backend built on top of javascript in the case of Node.js leaves me lying awake at night. I prefer strongly typed languages and knowing I have the support of Microsoft behind my choice of systems. Node.js when I experimented was awkward to setup and not as intuitive as ASP.NET.
Brendan McKenna | TrustRadius Reviewer

Laminas Project

While Zend Framework is similar to Laravel and Symfony, and seemingly more popular among businesses, I feel like it is harder to use compared to these two. Laravel and Symfony seem more friendly to the developer in terms of documentation and ease of use, though Zend Framework isn't too far behind and can be more powerful.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

ASP.NET

  • Allows for rapid application development which saves money and time
  • Can get unnecessarily complicated and be difficult to maintain at times, wasting time and money
  • It's free, so there is no cost - though you may need to pay for Visual Studio
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Laminas Project

  • Overall, Zend PHP Engine has had a positive return on our business objective of creating a medium sized web-application, debugging the application to assess problems before they occur, and to create dynamic API calls via our backend custom software.
Matthew Mariner | TrustRadius Reviewer

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