Matthew Weier O’Phinney, the Zend Framework (ZF) Project Leader, announced the plans for the upcoming Zend Framework 3. Some of the things that are in the pipeline for Zend Framework 3 are:
- Separating components into individual, versioned projects. This enables broader re-use and higher velocity of innovation.
- Strong emphasis on HTTP messages, with Matthew leading the PSR-7 specification.
- Updating our existing full-stack MVC framework to depend on the newly independent components for better reuse and simplicity. ZF2 MVC applications will have a documented upgrade path to ZF3 requiring minimal changes.
- Embracing middleware runtime patterns as a lighter weight alternative to the enterprise MVC framework stack.
- Enabling Apigility to work as a middleware stack, for better performance and simplicity, with the same streamlined, powerful user experience.
- Optimizing for PHP 7, but supporting PHP 5.5 onwards.
In addition Andi Gutmans said: “The community has been looking for clear direction and we are giving it. “.
Stay tuned for more details and examples on the future Zend Framework 3.