PHP Micro Frameworks

Open-source PHP projects categorized as Micro Frameworks

Top 9 PHP Micro Framework Projects

  • Lumen

    The Laravel Lumen Framework.

    Project mention: Any suggestions for lighter frameworks than Laravel? | | 2023-02-13

    There's a note right in project page:

  • Laravel-Zero

    A PHP framework for console artisans

    Project mention: Anyone ever built their ETL process in a PHP framework (Laravel?) or similar? | | 2022-11-23

    Originally I considered using Laravel Zero but I think web views could play a role in the future such as an admin page to allow non-technical people to restart commands, etc.

  • SonarLint

    Clean code begins in your IDE with SonarLint. Up your coding game and discover issues early. SonarLint is a free plugin that helps you find & fix bugs and security issues from the moment you start writing code. Install from your favorite IDE marketplace today.

  • Slim

    Slim Framework 4 Skeleton Application

    Project mention: Hey, html and php problems | | 2023-03-12

    Maybe use this if you don't like to dive into bigger frameworks:

  • Silly

    Silly CLI micro-framework based on Symfony Console

    Project mention: Creating a console app - for a SaaS API | | 2022-11-18

    Silly is nice for simple cli tools as well which is just a simple wrapper around symfony/console

  • Bullet PHP

    A resource-oriented micro PHP framework

  • Wolff

    🐺 Lightweight and easy to use framework for building web apps. (by Usbac)

  • DemirApp Minimal PHP Framework

    Simple and minimal yet another PHP 7 Framework (by yidemir)

  • InfluxDB

    Access the most powerful time series database as a service. Ingest, store, & analyze all types of time series data in a fully-managed, purpose-built database. Keep data forever with low-cost storage and superior data compression.

  • Liten

    Liten is a small and simple micro framework which can be used to build restful services and apps.

  • csrf

    Csrf Package provides Cross Site Request Forgery protection by comparing provided token with session token to ensure request validity. (by glowyphp)

NOTE: The open source projects on this list are ordered by number of github stars. The number of mentions indicates repo mentiontions in the last 12 Months or since we started tracking (Dec 2020). The latest post mention was on 2023-03-12.

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What are some of the best open-source Micro Framework projects in PHP? This list will help you:

Project Stars
1 Lumen 7,598
2 Laravel-Zero 3,251
3 Slim 1,490
4 Silly 865
5 Bullet PHP 415
6 Wolff 217
7 DemirApp Minimal PHP Framework 12
8 Liten 7
9 csrf 3
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