PHP frameworks, Part 3, User authentication

Exploring MVC-style architectures in Zend, symfony, and CakePHP

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Duane O'Brien

Date archived: January 4, 2017 | First published: December 04, 2007

A common criticism of early versions on PHP was that they did not support Model-View-Controller (MVC)-style architectures. Today, developers can chose from many PHP frameworks. This "PHP frameworks" series takes a look at three widely used PHP frameworks — Zend, symfony, and CakePHP — examining their similarities and differences while building and extending a sample application in each of the three frameworks. Part 1 lays out the scope for the series and gets the prerequisites out of the way. In Part 2, you build the sample application in each of the three frameworks. Here in Part 3, you will extend the application and look at exceptions to the rule.

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