PHP Scripting Language
PHP is a general-purpose scripting language especially suited to web development. PHP code is usually processed on a web server by a PHP interpreter implemented as a module, a daemon or as a Common Gateway Interface (CGI) executable. On a web server, the result of the interpreted and executed PHP code which may be any type of data, such as generated HTML or binary image data would form the whole or part of an HTTP response. Various web template systems, web content management systems, and web frameworks exist which can be employed to orchestrate or facilitate the generation of that response. Additionally, PHP can be used for many programming tasks outside of the web context, such as standalone graphical applications and robotic drone control. Arbitrary PHP code can also be interpreted and executed via command-line interface (CLI).

Composer Repositories

Dependency Management

  • Composer Installers - A multi framework Composer library installer.
  • Composer - A package and dependency manager.
  • Melody - A tool to build one file Composer scripts.
  • Pickle - A PHP extension installer.
  • Composed - A library to parse your project's Composer environment at runtime.
  • Composer Merge Plugin - A composer plugin to merge several composer.json files.
  • Prestissimo - A composer plugin which enables parallel install process.
  • Satis - A static Composer repository generator.
  • tooly - A library to manage PHAR files in project using Composer.
  • Toran Proxy - A static Composer repository and proxy.


  • Aura Framework - A framework built from independent components.
  • CakePHP - A rapid application development framework (CP).
  • Laravel 5 - Another PHP framework (L5).
  • Nette - Another framework comprised of individual components.
  • Phalcon - A framework implemented as a C extension.
  • PPI Framework 2 - An interoperability framework.
  • Symfony - A framework comprised of individual components (SF).
  • Yii2 - Another PHP framework.
  • Zend Framework 3 - A framework comprised of individual components (ZF3).
  • Ice - Another simple and fast PHP framework delivered as C-extension.
  • CakePHP CRUD - A Rapid Application Development (RAD) plugin for CakePHP.
  • Knp RAD Components - A set of Rapid Application Development (RAD) components for Symfony.
  • Symfony CMF - A Content Management Framework to create custom CMS.

Content Management Systems (CMS)

  • Backdrop - A CMS targeting small-to-medium sized business and non-profits (a fork of Drupal).
  • Concrete5 - A CMS targering users with a minimum of technical skills.
  • Grav - A modern flat-file CMS.
  • WordPress A blogging platform and CMS.


Micro Frameworks


  • Aura.Router - A full-featured routing library.
  • Fast Route - A fast routing library.
  • Klein - A flexible router.
  • Pux - Another fast routing library.
  • Route - A routing library built on top of Fast Route.


  • Aura.View - Provides TemplateView and TwoStepView using PHP as the tempting language, with support for partials, sections, and helpers.
  • Foil - Another native PHP templating library.
  • MtHaml - A PHP implementation of the HAML template language.
  • Mustache - A PHP implementation of the Mustache template language.
  • PHPTAL - A PHP implementation of the TAL templating language.
  • Plates - A native PHP templating library.
  • Smarty - A template engine to complement PHP.
  • Twig - A comprehensive templating language.
  • Tale Jade - A PHP implementation of the Jade template language.

Static Site Generators

  • Couscous - Couscous turns Markdown documentation into beautiful websites. It's GitHub Pages on steroids.
  • Sculpin - A tool that converts Markdown and Twig into static HTML.
  • Spress - An extensible tool that converts Markdown and Twig into HTML.


  • Buzz - Another HTTP client.
  • Guzzle - A comprehensive HTTP client.
  • HTTPlug - An HTTP client abstraction without binding to a specific implementation.
  • PHP VCR - A library for recording and replaying HTTP requests.
  • Requests - A simple HTTP library.
  • Retrofit - A library to ease creation of REST API clients.
  • Symfony HTTP Client - A component to fetch HTTP resources synchronously or asynchronously.
  • zend-diactoros - PSR-7 HTTP Message implementation.


  • Embed - An information extractor from any web service or page.
  • Goutte - A simple web scraper.
  • Symfony Panther - A browser testing and web crawling library for PHP and Symfony.
  • PHP Spider - A configurable and extensible PHP web spider.


  • Expressive - PSR-7 Middleware framework from Zend.
  • PSR7-Middlewares - Inspiring collection of handy middlewares.
  • Relay - A PHP 5.5 PSR-7 middleware dispatcher.
  • Stack - A library of stackable middleware for Silex/Symfony.
  • zend-stratigility - Middleware for PHP built on top of PSR-7.


  • PHP Domain Parser - A domain suffix parser library.
  • Purl - A URL manipulation library.
  • sabre/uri - A functional URI manipulation library.
  • Uri - Another URL manipulation library.



  • CSV - A CSV data manipulation library.
  • Flysystem - Another filesystem abstraction layer.
  • Gaufrette - A filesystem abstraction layer.
  • Hoa Mime - Another MIME detection library.
  • PHP FFmpeg - A wrapper for the FFmpeg video library.
  • UnifiedArchive - A unified reader and writer of compressed archives.

Dependency Injection

  • Aura.Di - A serializable dependency injection container with constructor and setter injection, interface and trait awareness, configuration inheritance, and much more.
  • Acclimate - A common interface to dependency injection containers and service locators.
  • Auryn - A recursive dependency injector.
  • Container - Another flexible dependency injection container.
  • Disco - A PSR-11 compatible, annotation-based dependency injection container.
  • PHP-DI - A dependency injection container that supports autowiring.
  • Pimple - A tiny dependency injection container.
  • Symfony DI - A dependency injection container component (SF).



  • Alice - An expressive fixture generation library.
  • AspectMock - A mocking framework for PHPUnit/Codeception.
  • Atoum - A simple testing library.
  • Behat - A behaviour driven development (BDD) testing framework.
  • Codeception - A full stack testing framework.
  • Faker - A fake data generator library.
  • HTTP Mock - A library for mocking HTTP requests in unit tests.
  • Kahlan - Full stack Unit/BDD testing framework with built-in stub, mock and code-coverage support.
  • Mink - Web acceptance testing.
  • Mockery - A mock object library for testing.
  • ParaTest - A parallel testing library for PHPUnit.
  • Peridot - An event driven test framework.
  • Phake - Another mock object library for testing.
  • Pho - Another behaviour driven development testing framework.
  • PHP-Mock - A mock library for built-in PHP functions (e.g. time()).
  • PHPSpec - A design by specification unit testing library.
  • PHPT - A test tool used by PHP itself.
  • PHPUnit - A unit testing framework.
  • Prophecy - A highly opinionated mocking framework.
  • VFS Stream - A virtual filesystem stream wrapper for testing.

Continuous Integration

  • CircleCI - A continuous integration platform.
  • GitlabCi - Let GitLab CI test, build, deploy your code. TravisCi like.
  • Jenkins - A continuous integration platform with PHP support.
  • JoliCi - A continuous integration client written in PHP and powered by Docker.
  • PHPCI - An open source continuous integration platform for PHP.
  • SemaphoreCI - A continuous integration platform for open source and private projects.
  • Shippable - A Docker based continious integration platform for open source and private projects.
  • Travis CI - A continuous integration platform.


  • APIGen - Another API documentation generator.
  • - A documentation generator which uses Markdown files.
  • PHP Documentor 2 - A documentation generator.
  • phpDox - A documentation generator for PHP projects (that is not limited to API documentation).
  • Sami - An API documentation generator.


  • Halite - A simple library for encryption using libsodium.
  • HTML Purifier - A standards compliant HTML filter.
  • IniScan - A tool that scans PHP INI files for security.
  • Optimus - Id obfuscation based on Knuth's multiplicative hashing method.
  • PHP Encryption - Secure PHP Encryption Library.
  • PHP SSH - An experimental object orientated SSH wrapper library.
  • PHPSecLib - A pure PHP secure communications library.
  • random_compat - PHP 5.x support for random_bytes() and random_int()
  • RandomLib - A library for generating random numbers and strings.
  • Symfony Security Monitoring - A web tool to check your Composer dependencies for security advisories, previously known as “SensioLabs Security Check”.
  • TCrypto - A simple encrypted key-value storage library.
  • VAddy - A continuous security testing platform for web applications.


  • GenPhrase - A library for generating secure random passphrases.
  • Password Policy - A password policy library for PHP and JavaScript.
  • Password Validator - A library for validating and upgrading password hashes.
  • Password-Generator - PHP library to generate random passwords.
  • PHP Password Lib - A library for generating and validating passwords.
  • phpass - A portable password hashing framework.
  • Zxcvbn PHP - A realistic PHP password strength estimate library based on Zxcvbn JS.

Code Analysis

Code Quality

  • PHP CodeSniffer - A library that detects PHP, CSS and JS coding standard violations.
  • PHP CS Fixer - A coding standards fixer library.
  • PHP Mess Detector - A library that scans code for bugs, sub-optimal code, unused parameters and more.
  • PHPCheckstyle - A tool to help adhere to certain coding conventions.
  • PHPCPD - A library that detects copied and pasted code.

Static Analysis

  • Exakat - A static analysis engine for PHP.
  • Mondrian - A code analysis tool using Graph Theory.
  • phan - A static analyzer based on PHP 7+ and the php-ast extension.
  • PHPCompatibility - A PHP compatibility checker for PHP CodeSniffer.
  • PhpDependencyAnalysis - A tool to create customisable dependency graphs.
  • PHP Metrics - A static metric library.
  • PHP Migration - A static analyzer for PHP version migration.
  • PHPStan - A PHP Static Analysis Tool.
  • Psalm - A static analysis tool for finding errors in PHP applications.


  • Design Patterns PHP - A repository of software patterns implemented in PHP.
  • Finite - A simple PHP finite state machine.
  • Functional PHP - A functional programming library.
  • Iter - A library that provides iteration primitives using generators.
  • Patchwork - A library for redefining userland functions.
  • Pipeline - A pipeline pattern implementation.
  • RulerZ - A powerful rule engine and implementation of the Specification pattern.

Debugging and Profiling

  • APM - Monitoring extension collecting errors and statistics into SQLite/MySQL/StatsD.
  • Barbushin PHP Console - Another web debugging console using Google Chrome.
  • - A low-overhead code profiler.
  • Kint - A debugging and profiling tool.
  • PHP Console - A web debugging console.
  • PHP Debug Bar - A debugging toolbar.
  • PHPBench - A benchmarking Framework.
  • PHPSpy - A low-overhead sampling profiler.
  • - Monitoring and profiling tool.
  • Tracy - A simple error detection, logging and time measuring library.
  • xDebug - A debug and profile tool for PHP.
  • XHProf - A profiling tool originally developed by Facebook.
  • Z-Ray - A debug and profile tool for Zend Server.

Build Tools

  • Box - A utility to build PHAR files.
  • Construct - A PHP project/micro-package generator.
  • Phing - A PHP project build system inspired by Apache Ant.

Task Runners

  • Bldr - A PHP Task runner built on Symfony components.
  • Jobby - A PHP cron job manager without modifying crontab.
  • Robo - A PHP Task runner with object-orientated configurations.
  • Task - A pure PHP task runner inspired by Grunt and Gulp.

Asset Management

  • JShrink - A JavaScript minifier library.
  • Munee - An asset optimiser library.
  • Puli - A library for determining assets absolute paths.
  • BowerPHP - A PHP implementation of Bower. A package manager for the web


Date and Time

  • CalendR - A calendar management library.
  • Carbon - A simple DateTime API extension.
  • Chronos - A DateTime API extension supporting both mutable and immutable date/time.
  • Moment.php - Moment.js inspired PHP DateTime handler with i18n support.
  • Yasumi - An library to help you calculate the dates and names of holidays.


  • Amp - An event driven non-blocking I/O library.
  • Broadway - An event source and CQRS library.
  • Cake Event - An event dispatcher library (CP).
  • - Yet another web socket library.
  • Evenement - An event dispatcher library.
  • Event - An event library with a focus on domain events.
  • Hoa EventSource - An event source library.
  • Hoa WebSocket - Another web socket library.
  • Prooph Event Store - An event source component to persist event messages
  • Ratchet - A web socket library.
  • React - An event driven non-blocking I/O library.
  • RxPHP - A reactive extension library.
  • Swoole - An event-driven asynchronous and concurrent networking communication framework with high performance for PHP written in C.
  • Workerman - An event driven non-blocking I/O library.


  • Money - A PHP implementation of Fowler's money pattern.
  • OmniPay - A framework agnostic multi-gateway payment processing library.
  • Payum - A payment abstraction library.
  • Shopware - Highly customizable e-commerce software
  • Swap - An exchange rates library.
  • Sylius - An open source e-commerce solution.


  • Dompdf - A HTML to PDF converter.
  • PHPPdf - A library for generating PDFs and images from XML.
  • Snappy - A PDF and image generation library.
  • WKHTMLToPDF - A tool to convert HTML to PDF.


  • PHPPowerPoint - A library for working with Microsoft PowerPoint Presentations.
  • PHPWord - A library for working with Microsoft Word documents.
  • PHPSpreadsheet - A pure PHP library for reading and writing spreadsheet files (successor of PHPExcel).
  • Spout - Read and write spreadsheet files (CSV, XLSX and ODS), in a fast and scalable way .


  • Atlas.Orm - A data mapper implementation for your persistence model in PHP.
  • Aura.Sql - Provides an extension to the native PDO along with a profiler and connection locator.
  • Aura.SqlQuery - Independent query builders for MySQL, PostgreSQL, SQLite, and Microsoft SQL Server.
  • Baum - A nested set implementation for Eloquent.
  • Cake ORM - Object-Relational Mapper, implemented using the DataMapper pattern (CP).
  • Doctrine Extensions - A collection of Doctrine behavioural extensions.
  • Doctrine - A comprehensive DBAL and ORM.
  • Eloquent - A simple ORM (L5).
  • Pomm - An Object Model Manager for PostgreSQL.
  • ProxyManager - A set of utilities to generate proxy objects for data mappers.
  • RedBean - A lightweight, configuration-less ORM.
  • Spot2 - A MySQL datamapper ORM.


  • Doctrine Migrations - A migration library for Doctrine.
  • Migrations - A migration management library.
  • Phinx - Another database migration library.
  • PHPMig - Another migration management library.
  • Ruckusing - Database migrations for PHP ala ActiveRecord Migrations with support for MySQL, Postgres, SQLite.


  • PHPMongo - A MongoDB ORM.
  • Predis - A feature complete Redis library.

Authentication and Authorization



  • API Platform - Expose in minutes an hypermedia REST API that embraces JSON-LD, Hydra format.
  • Apigility - An API builder built with Zend Framework 2.
  • Drest - A library for exposing Doctrine entities as REST resource endpoints.
  • HAL - A Hypertext Application Language (HAL) builder library.
  • Hateoas - A HATEOAS REST web service library.
  • Negotiation - A content negotiation library.
  • Restler - A lightweight framework to expose PHP methods as RESTful web API.
  • wsdl2phpgenerator - A tool to generate PHP classes from SOAP WSDL files.


Data Structure and Storage

  • Cake Collection - A simple collections library (CP).
  • Fractal - A library for converting complex data structures to JSON output.
  • Ginq - Another PHP library based on .NET's LINQ.
  • JsonMapper - A library that maps nested JSON structures onto PHP classes.
  • Knapsack - Collection library inspired by Clojure's sequences.
  • msgpack.php - A pure PHP implementation of the MessagePack serialization format.
  • PINQ - A PHP library based on .NET's LINQ (Language Integrated Query).
  • Porter - Data import abstraction framework.
  • Serializer - A library for serialising and de-serialising data.
  • YaLinqo - Yet Another LINQ to Objects for PHP.
  • Zend Serializer - Another library for serialising and de-serialising data (ZF2).


  • Annotations - An annotations library (part of Doctrine).
  • BotMan - A framework agnostic PHP library to build cross-platform chat bots.
  • Cake Utility - Utility classes such as Inflector, String, Hash, Security and Xml (CP).
  • Chief - A command bus library.
  • ClassPreloader - A library for optimising autoloading.
  • Country List - A list of all countries with names and ISO 3166-1 codes.
  • Embera - An Oembed consumer library.
  • Essence - A library for extracting web media.
  • Hprose-PHP - A very newbility RPC Library, support 25+ languages now.
  • JSON Lint - A JSON lint utility.
  • JSONPCallbackValidator - A library for validating JSONP callbacks.
  • Metrics - A simple metrics API library.
  • noCAPTCHA - Helper for Google's noCAPTCHA (reCAPTCHA).
  • Nmap - A PHP wrapper around Nmap.
  • Pagerfanta - A pagination library.
  • PHP PassBook - A PHP library for iOS PassBook.
  • PHP-ML - A library for Machine Learning in PHP.
  • PHPCR - A PHP port of the Java Content Repository (JCR).
  • PHPStack - A TCP/IP stack proof of concept written in PHP.
  • print_o - An object graph visualizer.
  • Procrastinator - A library for running time consuming tasks.
  • Prooph Service Bus - Lightweight message bus supporting CQRS and Micro Services
  • RMT - A library for versioning and releasing software.
  • sabre/vobject - A library for parsing VCard and iCalendar objects.
  • Slimdump - An easy dumper tool for MySQL.
  • Spork - A process forking library.
  • SuperClosure - A library that allows Closures to be serialized.
  • Symfony VarDumper - A variable dumper component (SF).
  • Underscore - A PHP port of the Underscore JS library.
  • Whoops - A pretty error handling library.

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