Compare Microsoft .NET Framework vs. Zend PHP Engine

Microsoft .NET Framework is ranked 10th in Application Infrastructure with 4 reviews while Zend PHP Engine is ranked 15th in Application Infrastructure with 3 reviews. Microsoft .NET Framework is rated 8.8, while Zend PHP Engine is rated 7.4. The top reviewer of Microsoft .NET Framework writes "Has improved our efficiency in the time it takes to program a solution". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Zend PHP Engine writes "Gives the flexibility to use external modules to easily expand functionalities". Microsoft .NET Framework is most compared with Magic xpa Application Platform, IBM WebSphere Application Server and Apache Web Server, whereas Zend PHP Engine is most compared with Apache Web Server, WebLogic Suite and Microsoft .NET Framework. See our Microsoft .NET Framework vs. Zend PHP Engine report.
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The most valuable features are the Domain Controller and the WBFS Manager.A great solution for creating program solutions in a framework for Microsoft Windows quickly and easily.Initial setup is straightforward. All the components are readily available.The addition of generics to handle common functionality across types, and the more recent upgrade of the dataset to the Entity Framework, has cut development time drastically, while increasing quality and confidence between builds.The .NET Framework simplified operations dealing with the allocation and deallocation of memory spaces and the additional processing resources.

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The cache modules that Zend provides have been able to optimize and accelerate the loading of the pages when there was exponential growth in data volume and quantity of requests. At the same time, the monitoring console allowed us to have a real-time understanding of the resources and to make decisions when they were at the limit.Offers a complete environment to develop PHP applications. It is valuable because it allows you to have a complete stack (PHP, MySQL, Zend Server) enabling the building of a development environment, and to deploy to the production system.​Zend Engine is the core of PHP. It makes PHP fast, efficient, and basically, the language of choice for web applications.Zend Engine gives the flexibility to use external modules to easily expand the functionalities you need for your web project.The Zend Framework provides an easy, open source way to produce coding based on the needs of our customers.​Scaling up is an important factor for large projects, and with PHP 7 and its performance improvements, this becomes even easier.​We have not encountered issues with scalability as long as we effectively use caching to optimize performance of our web applications as well as a proper use of database connectivity.Faster web app implementation, when PHP dev is required by customers.

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Better integration with other tools to make the operation faster would be an improvement.It would be nice if the framework were able to work with additional environments and systems like Linux.Needs stronger security with respect to cloud issues.

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The process of installing and configuring the product is a bit complex and could be improved.Although it offers a complete environment to develop and deploy PHP applications, it has some limitations. For example, when the volume of data increased exponentially, I had problems scaling the system.The main area that Zend needs to improve is to support asynchronous programming tasks, which is facilitated in PHP 7, but not at the same degree as HHVM.​​SQL queries have always been an issue with PHP, especially if you use large tables, which require caution from the side of the developer.​Integration of MVC with ORM tools for PHP is okay, but lacking a short list of decent ORM tools for PHP to choose from; there is ample room for improvement in both areas.

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The product and support for this solution are free for everyone.Do your homework. Consider the partnership program.

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No problem with pricing and licensing, as tools are open source. You have to consider training cost, mindset setup cost, as part of the TCO.

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.NET Framework is a software framework that runs primarily on Microsoft Windows. It includes a large class library named Framework Class Library (FCL) and provides language interoperability across several programming languages. Programs written for .NET Framework execute in a software environment named Common Language Runtime (CLR), an application virtual machine that provides services such as security, memory management, and exception handling. FCL and CLR together constitute .NET Framework.Zend Engine is a highly optimized execution engine. It allows modules such as debuggers, performance boosters and custom loaders to dynamically extend PHP for a broader range of functionality. Whenever you're using any plug-in module today, you're doing so thanks to the extensibility support of the Zend Engine. In addition, the Zend Engine provides memory and resource management, and other standard services for the PHP language.
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Curtin University, Rockwell Automation, Aruba Networks, Insurity Inc., City of Barcelona, Pennsylvania DCNR, University of Petroleum and Energy Studies, A1 Telekom Austria AG, Eastman Chemical CompanyCisco
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