Kohana, the swift PHP framework

October 13, 2009

Kohana PHP MVC Framework

Just thought I’d share a quick post; I’ve been using Kohana (PHP framework) in my recent project and I must say it’s the best framework I’ve used, albeit I’ve only used CakePHP and CodeIgniter so I can’t compare it to much.

Straight from the horses mouth; Kohana is a PHP 5 FRAMEWORK that uses the MODEL VIEW CONTROLLER architectural pattern. It aims to be SECURE, LIGHTWEIGHT, and EASY to use.

Not a lot else I can think to say really but I would definitely check it out if you’re starting a new project, it’s very easy and scalable – would highly recommend.

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  1. Henning says:

    That’s it, I need to learn this framework!I haven’t really gotten around any of these php mvc frameworks.Do you have a tutorial, book or anything you would recommend for a kohana-beginner and mvc-beginner?- I’m good at php.Appreciate your help!

  2. Paul Price says:

    Henning, me either really. I played around with CakePHP and CodeIgniter but I just didn’t like it, couldn’t get along with it.I gave up on MVC then but I came across Kohana and it just made sense and was really easy to get along with, doesn’t restrict you.It’s a pretty new framework so I don’t think there are many books out there; I’d defiantly read Kohana 101 http://forum.kohanaphp.com/comments.php?DiscussionID=1144 but apart from that your best bet is the wonderful Kohana community :-)

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  4. Alp says:

    I didn’t use Kohana yet. It’s a fork of Code Igniter, which i think is a very lightweight yet powerful framework. But you should also take a look at the Symfony project, which is the best and most powerful framework in my opinion. Symfony 2 is about to released and considered even better.

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