What is Zend Framework?
Zend Framework abbreviated as ZF, is an open source framework completely implemented in PHP5 and licensed under the Open Source Initiative (OSI)-approved New BSD License. The main objective of Zend Framework is to streamline the web development process by maintaining the Object Oriented Standards for building Web2.0 applications and the web services. It is often called as a’component library’ as it has multiple loosely coupled components that programmers can use more or less independently. However, Zend Framework also provides an advanced Model View Controller (MVC) implementation that can be used to architect a basic structure for Zend Framework applications. Zend Framework was created by a large open source community lead by Zend community and its distribution.