PHP Collections VS Fractal

Compare PHP Collections vs Fractal and see what are their differences.

PHP Collections

General Purpose Collection Library for PHP (by schmittjoh)


Output complex, flexible, AJAX/RESTful data structures. (by thephpleague)
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PHP Collections Fractal
0 4
971 3,448
- 0.2%
2.4 6.7
3 months ago 4 months ago
Apache License 2.0 MIT License
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PHP Collections

Posts with mentions or reviews of PHP Collections. We have used some of these posts to build our list of alternatives and similar projects.

We haven't tracked posts mentioning PHP Collections yet.
Tracking mentions began in Dec 2020.


Posts with mentions or reviews of Fractal. We have used some of these posts to build our list of alternatives and similar projects. The last one was on 2021-11-11.

What are some alternatives?

When comparing PHP Collections and Fractal you can also consider the following projects:

Serializer - Library for (de-)serializing data of any complexity (supports JSON, and XML)

YaLinqo - Yet Another LINQ to Objects for PHP [Simplified BSD]

JsonMapper - Map nested JSON structures onto PHP classes

Array helper

PINQ - PHP Integrated Query, a real LINQ library for PHP

Zend Serializer

Ginq - `LINQ to Object` inspired DSL for PHP


Ardent - A Collections library for PHP.

Cake Collection - [READ-ONLY] Collection library in CakePHP. This repo is a split of the main code that can be found in