The Zend framework for PHP is popular for developing applications in that language. developerWorks has an article covering the most recent Zend framework release, v1.5
. "Zend stands out by putting a huge emphasis on best practices, which appeals to those of you who value sustainability. Zend also makes a point of constructing the framework in a remarkably modular fashion: Most of the individual Zend Framework components can be pulled completely out and used on their own, which appeals to developers who only need a fraction of the available libraries. Zend's flexibility, combined with the solid standardization that comes with emphasizing best practices, makes it a practical framework for a broad spectrum of purposes.
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