PHP and Zend Framework 2 are losing popularity

According to Google Trends and the personal feedback I get from the PHP developer community, Zend Framework 2 quickly lost it’s initial momentum while SensioLab’s micro-framework Silex is attracting more developers slowly but steadily.

If you already work with Symfony 2 and consider switching to Silex, you might want to have a look at Symlex: It’s based on Silex but uses the familiar Symfony dependency injection container instead of Pimple to combine the best of both worlds.

Another trend that can be observed is that PHP in general is losing popularity due to alternative technologies such as Node.js:

PHP vs JavaScript

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