Zend framework- The future of PHP, is a simple straight forward open source software framework for PHP 5 with a rigorously tested agile code-base. It eliminates the tedious details of coding and lets us focus on the big picture. Its strength lies in its highly-modular MVC design, making the code more reusable and easier to maintain. It is essentially a use-at-will framework. There is no strict pattern that all Zend Framework users must follow, although ZF does provide components for the MVC, Table Data Gateway, and Row Data Gateway design patterns. It promotes web development best practices in the PHP community.