A web framework is the structure of an application customized by a developer. Working similarly to that of software libraries, a framework has a source code that solves problems for a certain domain and provide API. Developing a software framework accelerates the development by providing an ‘out of the box’ solution of which includes user/role management, caching and data access to name a few.
Ruby on Rails
This platform caters to open-source web framework that leans towards a more conventional approach. Using the Ruby language, it combines features that simplifies static and strongly typed languages and mixing it with object-oriented model that doesn’t entail ‘too much coding’. Ruby also has a thriving community that is there to help when stuck with a certain coding project, an ideal place for developers to learn.
As pointed a while back, ASP.NET supports this as well. However, this framework operates as an alternative to ASP.NET Web Forms in creating MVC-based applications. It is lighter and highly testable that can also be integrated with other existing ASP.NET features. However, the MVC framework is not a replacement for Web Forms model.
This is designed to help developers’ tasks efficient and easy. Django uses a python code that you can use in an object-relational mapper. It lets you run the site faster and get to populating data. As for the beautification of the site, it encourages you to use URL designs that doesn’t have cruft in it like .php or .asp.
This platform uses a set of reusable PHP components and PHP frameworks intended for web projects using Symfony components. These components that Symfony can work with are eZ Publish, Drupal and phpBB. Though this may not be a ‘necessary’ tool for developers to work on, it certainly helps in getting structured, maintainable and upgradable framework.
This framework uses expressive and elegant syntax that leans towards the creative side of developing web applications. Laravel’s framework attempts to make common tasks such as sessions, caching, authentication and other web projects easier and more robust. It combines web frameworks such as Sinatra, Ruby on Rails and ASP.NET MVC.
Using a great PHP framework, Codeigniter likely appeals to developers who want modest and elegant toolkit in creating full-featured applications. For developers who share hosting accounts and meeting deadlines for their clients, Codeigniter helps in creating fast and efficient applications using clear documentation, has broad compatibility, use simple coding and nearly zero configuration.
Using clean and testable codes, Spring IO is an open source framework suited for a Java platform. Spring-based apps can work anywhere where JVM is compatible. It can work as a standalone, within an app server or over PaaS. Codes used in Spring IO are comprehensive, commonly understood and well-supported.