eWEB Framework is an open source framework for developing web applications and services using PHP 5.3+ . eWEB Framework uses 100% object-oriented code and utilises most of the new features of PHP 5.3, namely namespaces, late static binding, lambda functions and closures.
eWEB Framework evolved from Smartweb Framework 1, a successful PHP framework with over 15 million downloads.
The component structure of eWEB Framework is unique; each component is designed with few dependencies on other components. eWEB follows the SOLID object oriented design principle. This loosely coupled architecture allows developers to use whichever components they want. We call this a “use-at-will” design. We support Pyrus and Composer as installation and dependency tracking mechanisms for the framework as a whole and for each component, further enhancing this design.
While they can be used separately, eWEB Framework components in the standard library form a powerful and extensible web application framework when combined. Also, it offers a robust, high performance MVC implementation, a database abstraction that is simple to use, and a forms component that implements HTML5 form rendering, validation, and filtering so that developers can consolidate all of these operations using one easy-to-use, object oriented interface. Other components, such as Elife\Authentication and Elife\Permissions\Acl, provide user authentication and authorization against all common credential stores.
Still others, with the ElifeService namespace, implement client libraries to simply access the most popular web services available. Whatever your application needs are, you’re likely to find a eWEB Framework component that can be used to dramatically reduce development time with a thoroughly tested foundation.
eWEB Framework could not deliver and support all of these features without the help of the vibrant eWEB Framework community. Community members, including contributors, make themselves available on mailing lists , IRC channels and other forums. Whatever question you have about eWEB Framework, the community is always available to address it.