Model View Controller. Separation of business logic from user interfaces.
Rapid Webservices Development & Testing
Internationalizaton & Localization
Database support for Oracle, MSSQL, PostgreSQL
Zend is the natural development framework of choice at ManuLogix, we have been using it for over 2 years. ManuLogix is founded by seasoned developers from Java/J2EE world and quickly adapted to using this framework due to its framework/library being closer to the feature set of J2EE framework.
First and foremost, as we emphasize TestDriven Development, so did Zend Development effort with use plenty of unit tests to build a solid library/framework. That was inline with our development methodology
Use of Object Oriented concepts like Abstraction, Inheritance
Use of Service Bindings for search/indexing [Lucene, SOLR], SOAP, JSON, Amazon, Google, Yahoo, PayPal etc
For clients, it helps in SEO/SEF marketing, ECommerce transactions, Mobile development
Benefits : Clean and clear development from scratch gives tremendous flexibility. Do you want us to lift code
For those who understand frameworks
Highly configurable framework
Use of Model-View_Controller pattern, although not as good as other frameworks, but great at configuring to handle large scale projects for scalability
Zend Framework provides many other classes to make common application development tasks quick and easy. For example, solutions for email, sessions, authentication, logging, caching, filtering input, and others are included.
For those who are unnerved by technology
Use of RowSet was an excellent feature with adapters like Zend_Db_Table
Built in the true PHP spirit, the Zend Framework delivers ease-of-use and powerful functionality. It implements best practices in connecting the application to databases and networks. And so, it frees the developer to concentrate on user interactions and the business logic behind them.
All in all, Zend Framework provides much required “face-lift” to PHP and facilitates powerful solutions for building modern, robust, and secure websites.