PHP Framework Trends
This project is based on assumption, that frameworks packages are used one by one via
composer require single/package. Monorepo installations like
illuminate/framework break this design and mixes 2 types of data that cannot be compared.
In short: the package downloads numbers can't reflect the real framework package use.
That's why I'm sunsetting this project to avoid more confusion.
How much is marketing and how much developers?
What are real downloads of PHP frameworks from Packagist?
Each framework name includes all packages that developers can use for their daily work. E.g. Symfony includes the components and bundles, that developers use for building their projects. Is it e-commerce website, REST API project or just a small CLI app? All are included.
For better understanding see the methodology.
|Framework||Year Trend||Last 6 Months||Previous 6 Months|
|Laminas||+ 48 %||100 153 K||67 511 K|
|Symfony||+ 24 %||763 520 K||614 505 K|
|Nette||+ 19 %||38 450 K||32 267 K|
|CakePHP||+ 17 %||15 480 K||13 176 K|
|Doctrine||+ 16 %||371 528 K||320 702 K|
|Laravel||+ 14 %||78 563 K||68 938 K|
|Yii||+ 4 %||11 609 K||11 122 K|
|Zend||- 24 %||59 964 K||78 807 K|