Best PHP Framework for Custom Application Development
Yii was founded by a developer of Prado and it continues many of its conventions. Yii is very fast (leading in most benchmarks) and extensible, modular, and strictly object oriented. It has a rich set of features and decent documentation. It uses no special configuration or templating language, so you don’t have to learn anything apart from object-oriented PHP to use it. Also, unlike many other frameworks, it follows pure MVC architecture with data being sent directly from Model to View.