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Score 8 out of 100

Attribute Ratings

Likelihood to Recommend

8.0

Laminas Project (formerly Zend Framework)

80%
6 Ratings

Likelihood to Renew

8.0

Laminas Project (formerly Zend Framework)

80%
1 Rating

Usability

9.0

Laminas Project (formerly Zend Framework)

90%
1 Rating

Support Rating

10.0

Laminas Project (formerly Zend Framework)

100%
2 Ratings

Likelihood to Recommend

Laminas Project (formerly Zend Framework)

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

Laminas Project (formerly Zend Framework)

  • 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

Laminas Project (formerly Zend Framework)

  • 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

Laminas Project (formerly Zend Framework)

General

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

Starting Price

Likelihood to Renew

Laminas Project (formerly Zend Framework)

Laminas Project (formerly Zend Framework) 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

Laminas Project (formerly Zend Framework)

Laminas Project (formerly Zend Framework) 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

Laminas Project (formerly Zend Framework)

Laminas Project (formerly Zend Framework) 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

Laminas Project (formerly Zend Framework)

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

Laminas Project (formerly Zend Framework)

  • 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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