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Package Management

Libraries for package and dependency management.

Package Management Extras

Extras related to package management.

  • Satis
    – A static Composer repository generator.
  • Composition
    – A library to check your Composer environment at runtime.
  • Poser
    – A Composer class aliasing library.
  • Version
    – A parsing and comparison library for semantic versioning.
  • NameSpacer
    – A library to convert from underscores to namespaces.
  • Patch Installer
    – A library to install patches using Composer.


Web development frameworks.

  • Symfony2
    – A framework comprised of individual components.
  • Zend Framework 2
    – Another framework comprised of individual components.
  • Laravel 4
    – A simple PHP framework.
  • Lithium
    – Another framework of components.
  • Aura PHP
    – A framework of independent components.
  • Phalcon
    – A framework implemented as a C extension.

Framework Extras

Extras related to web development frameworks.

  • Symfony CMF
    – A Content Management Framework to create custom CMS.
  • Knp RAD Bundle
    – A Rapid Application Development (RAD) bundle for Symfony 2.

Framework Components

Standalone component from web development frameworks.

Micro Frameworks

Micro frameworks and routers.

  • Silex
    – A micro framework built around Symfony2 components.
  • Slim
    – Another simple micro framework.
  • Bullet PHP
    – A mico framework for building REST APIs.
  • Pux
    – Another fast routing library.

Micro Framework Extras

Extras related to micro frameworks and routers.


Libraries and tools for templating and lexing.

  • Twig
    – A comprehensive templating language.
  • Twig Cache Extension
    – A template fragment cache library for Twig.
  • Mustache
    – A PHP implementation of the Mustache template language.
  • Phly Mustache
    – Another PHP implementation of the Mustache template language.
  • MtHaml
    – A PHP implementation of the HAML template language.
  • Plates
    – A native PHP templating library.
  • Lex
    – A lightweight template parser.

Static Site Generators

Tools for pre-processing content to generate web pages.

  • Sculpin
    – A tool that converts Markdown and Twig into static HTML.
  • Phrozn
    – Another tool that converts Textile, Markdown and Twig into HTML.


Libraries for working with HTTP and scraping websites.

  • Guzzle
    – A HTTP client.
  • Buzz
    – Another HTTP client.
  • Requests
    – A simple HTTP library.
  • Goutte
    – A simple web scraper.
    – A library for recording and replaying HTTP requests.


Libraries for parsing URLs.


Libraries for sending and parsing email.


Libraries for file manipulation and MIME type detection.

  • Gaufrette
    – A filesystem abstraction layer.
  • Flysystem
    – Another filesystem abstraction layer.
  • Canal
    – A library to determine internet media types.
  • Apache MIME Types
    – A library that parses Apache MIME types.
  • Ferret
    – A MIME detection library.
  • Hoa Mime
    – Another MIME detection library.
  • Lurker
    – A resource tracking library.
  • PHP File Locator
    – A library for locating files in large projects.
  • PHP FFmpeg
    – A wrapper for the
    video library.


Libraries for working with streams.

  • Streamer
    – A simple object-orientated stream wrapper library.

Dependency Injection

Libraries that implement the dependency injection design pattern.

  • Pimple
    – A tiny dependency injection container.
  • Auryn
    – Another dependency injection container.
  • Orno Di
    – Another flexible dependency injection container.
  • PHP DI
    – A dependency injection implementation using annotations.
  • Acclimate
    – A common interface to dependency injection containers and service locators.


Libraries for manipulating images.


Libraries for testing codebases and generating test data.

  • PHPUnit
    – A unit testing framework.
  • DBUnit
    – A database testing library for PHPUnit.
  • ParaTest
    – A parallel testing library for PHPUnit.
  • PHPSpec
    – A design by specification unit testing library.
  • Codeception
    – A full stack testing framework.
  • Atoum
    – A simple testing library.
  • Mockery
    – A mock object library for testing.
  • Phake
    – Another mock object library for testing.
  • Parody
    – Yet another mock object library for testing.
  • Sismo
    – A continuous testing server library.
  • Faker
    – A fake data generator library.
  • Samsui
    – Another fake data generator library.
  • Alice
    – An expressive fixture generation library.
  • Behat
    – A behaviour driven development (BDD) testing framework.
  • Pho
    – Another behaviour driven development testing framework.
  • Mink
    – Web acceptance testing.
  • HTTP Mock
    – A library for mocking HTTP requests in unit tests.
  • VFS Stream
    – A virtual filesystem stream wrapper for testing.
  • Locust
    – A modern load test library written in Python.
  • Travis CI
    – A continuous integration platform.
    – An open source continuous integration platform for PHP.


Libraries for generating project documentation.

  • Sami
    – An API documentation generator.
  • APIGen
    – Another API documentation generator.
  • PHP Documentor 2
    – A documentation generator.


Libraries for generating secure random numbers, encrypting data and scanning for vulnerabilities.

  • HTML Purifier
    – A standards compliant HTML filter.
  • RandomLib
    – A library for generating random numbers and strings.
  • True Random
    – A library that generates random numbers using
  • SecurityMultiTool
    – A PHP security library.
  • Password Compat
    – A compatibility library for the new PHP 5.5 password functions.
  • PHPAss
    – A portable password hashing framework.
  • PHP Password Lib
    – A library for generating and validating passwords.
  • Password Policy
    – A password policy library for PHP and JavaScript.
  • Password Validator
    – A library for validating and upgrading password hashes.
  • PHPSecLib
    – A pure PHP secure communications library.
  • TCrypto
    – A simple encrypted key-value storage library.
    – A structured PHP security layer.
    – An experimental object orientated SSH wrapper library.
  • IniScan
    – A tool that scans PHP INI files for security.
  • SensioLabs Security Check
    – A web tool to check your Composer dependecies for security advisories.
  • Zed
    – An integrated penetration testing tool for web applications.

Code Analysis

Libraries and tools for analysing, parsing and manipulation codebases.

  • PHP Parser
    – A PHP parser written in PHP.
    – A PHP VM implementation in PHP.
  • PHPSandbox
    – A PHP sandbox environment.
  • Dissect
    – A set of tools for lexical and syntactical analysis.
  • PHP Mess Detector
    – A library that scans code for bugs, sub-optimal code, unused parameters and more.
  • PHP Code Sniffer
    – A library that detects PHP, CSS and JS coding standard violations.
    – A library that detects copied and pasted code.
  • PHP Analyser
    – A library for analysing PHP code to find bugs and errors.
  • PHP CS Fixer
    – A coding standard fixer library.
  • PHP Manipulator
    – A library for analysing and modifying PHP Source Code.
  • PHP Refactoring Browser
    – A command line utility for refactoring PHP code.
  • UBench
    – A simple micro benchmark library.
  • Athletic
    – An annotation based benchmark framework.
  • Mondrian
    – A code analysis tool using Graph Theory.
  • PHP Debug Bar
    – A debugging toolbar.
  • PHP Console
    – A web debugging console.
  • Barbushin PHP Console
    – Another web debugging console using Google Chrome.
    – An interactive PHP debugger.
  • Scrutinizer
    – A web tool to scrutinise PHP code.

Build Tools

Project build and automation tools.

  • Go
    – A simple PHP build tool.
  • Bob
    – A simple project automation tool.
  • Phake
    – A rake PHP clone library.
  • Box
    – A utility to build PHAR files.
  • Phing
    – A PHP project build system inspired by Apache Ant.

Asset Management

Tools for managing, compressing and minifying website assets.

  • Assetic
    – An asset manager pipeline library.
  • Pipe
    – Another asset manager pipeline library.
  • Munee
    – An asset optimiser library.
  • JShrink
    – A JavaScript minifier library.


Libraries for geocoding addresses and working with latitudes and longitudes.

  • GeoCoder
    – A geocoding library.
  • GeoTools
    – A library of geo-related tools.
  • PHPGeo
    – A simple geo library.
  • GeoJSON
    – A GeoJSON implementation.

Date and Time

Libraries for working with dates and times.

  • Carbon
    – A simple DateTime API extension.
  • ExpressiveDate
    – Another DateTime API extension.
  • CalendR
    – A calendar management library.


Libraries that are event-driven or implement non-blocking event loops.


Libraries for generating and working with log files.

  • Monolog
    – A comprehensive logger.


Libraries and applications for taking payments and building online e-commerce stores.

  • OmniPay
    – A framework agnostic multi-gateway payment processing library.
  • Payum
    – A payment abstraction library.
  • Sylius
    – An open source e-commerce solution.
  • Thelia
    – Another open source e-commerce solution.
  • Money
    – A PHP implementation of Fowler’s money pattern.


Libraries and software for working with PDF files.

  • Snappy
    – A PDF and image generation library.
    – A tool to convert HTML to PDF.

ORM and Datamapping

Libraries that implement object-relational mapping or datamapping techniques.

  • Doctrine
    – A comprehensive DBAL and ORM.
  • Doctrine Migrations
    – A migration library for Doctrine.
  • Doctrine Extensions
    – A collection of Doctrine behavioural extensions.
  • Propel
    – A fast ORM.
  • Eloquent
    – The Laravel 4 ORM.
  • Baum
    – A nested set implementation for Eloquent.
  • Spot
    – A MySQL datamapper ORM.
  • RedBean
    – A lightweight, configuration-less ORM.
  • PHP ActiveRecord
    – A PHP Active Record implementation.
  • Paris and Idiorm
    – A minimalist database library.
  • Pomm
    – An Object Model Manager for PostgreSQL.
  • Migrations
    – A migration management library.
  • PHPMig
    – Another migration management library.
  • Phinx
    – Another database migration library.


Libraries for working with “NoSQL” backends.

  • MongoQB
    – A MongoDB query builder library.
  • Monga
    – A MongoDB abstraction library.
  • Predis
    – A feature complete Redis library.


Libraries for working with event and task queues.

  • Pheanstalk
    – A Beanstalkd client library.
    – A pure PHP AMQP library.
  • Thumper
    – A RabbitMQ pattern library.
  • Bernard
    – A multibackend abstraction library.


Libraries and software for indexing and performing search queries on data.

Command Line

Libraries for building command line utilities.

  • Boris
    – A tiny PHP REPL.
  • PsySH
    – Another PHP REPL.
  • GetOpt
    – A command line opt parser.
  • OptParse
    – Another command line opt parser.
  • Commando
    – Another simple command line opt parser.
  • GetOptionKit
    – Another command line opt parser.
  • Cron Expression
    – A library to calculate cron run dates.
  • ShellWrap
    – A simple command line wrapper library.
  • Hoa Console
    – Another command line library.
  • Shunt
    – A library for running commands in parallel on multiple remote machines.


Libraries for implementing authentications schemes.

  • Sentry
    – A framework agnostic authentication & authorisation library.
  • Sentry Social
    – A library for social network authentication.
  • OPAuth
    – A multi-provider authentication framework.
  • OAuth2
    – An OAuth2 authentication server, resource server and client library.
  • PHP oAuthLib
    – Another OAuth library.
  • TwitterOAuth
    – A Twitter OAuth library.
  • TwitterSDK
    – A fully tested Twitter SDK.
  • Hawk
    – A Hawk HTTP authentication library.


Libraries for working with markup.

  • Decoda
    – A lightweight markup parser library.
  • PHP Markdown
    – A Markdown parser.
  • Dflydev Markdown
    – Another Markdown parser.
  • Parsedown
    – Another Markdown parser.
  • Ciconia
    – Another Markdown parser that supports Github flavoured Markdown.
    – An HTML5 parser and serializer library.

Text and Numbers

Libraries for parsing and manipulating text and numbers.

  • ANSI to HTML5
    – An ANSI to HTML5 convertor library.
  • Patchwork UTF-8
    – A portable library for working with UTF-8 strings.
  • Hoa String
    – Another UTF-8 string library.
  • Stringy
    – A string manipulation library with multibyte support.
  • Numbers PHP
    – A library for working with numbers.
  • Math
    – A library for working with large numbers.
  • Color Jizz
    – A library for manipulating and converting colours.
  • UUID
    – A library for generating UUIDs.
  • Slugify
    – A library to convert strings to slugs.
  • Urlify
    – A PHP port of Django’s URLify.js.
  • Text
    – A text manipulation library.
  • PHP Units of Measure
    – A library for converting between units of measure.
  • PHP Conversion
    – Another library for converting between units of measure.
  • SQL Formatter
    – A library for formatting SQL statements.
  • Byte
    – A simple byte conversion library.
  • UA Parser
    – A library for parsing user agent strings.
  • LibPhoneNumber for PHP
    – A PHP implementation of Google’s phone number handling library.

Filtering and Validation

Libraries for filtering and validating data.

  • Filterus
    – A simple PHP filtering library.
  • Respect Validate
    – A simple validation library.
  • Valitron
    – Another validation library.
  • Upload
    – A library for handling file uploads and validation.
  • DMS Filter
    – An annotation filtering library.
  • MetaYaml
    – A schema validation library that supports YAML, JSON and XML.


Libraries and web tools for developing REST-ful APIs.

  • Apigility
    – An API builder built with Zend Framework 2.
  • Hateoas
    – A HATEOAS REST web service library.
  • HAL
    – A Hypertext Application Language (HAL) builder library.
  • Negotiation
    – A content negotiation library.


Libraries for caching data.

  • Cache
    – A caching library (part of Doctrine).
  • Stash
    – Another library for caching.

Data Structure and Storage

Libraries that implement data structure or storage techniques.

  • Ardent
    – A library of data structures.
  • PHP Collections
    – A simple collections library.
  • Serializer
    – A library for serialising and de-serialising data.
  • PHP Object Storage
    – A library for object storage.
  • Fractal
    – A library for converting complex data structures to JSON output.


Libraries for working with notification software.

  • Nod
    – A notification library (e.g., Growl).
  • Notificato
    – A library for handling push notifications.
  • Notification Pusher
    – A standalone library for device push notifications.
  • Notificator
    – A lightweight notification library.


  • Pomander
    – A deployment tool for PHP applications.
  • Rocketeer
    – A fast and easy deployer for the PHP world.

Third Party APIs

Libraries for accessing third party APIs.


Useful libraries or tools that don’t fit in the categories above.

  • Spork
    – A process forking library.
  • JSON Lint
    – A JSON lint utility.
  • JSONPCallbackValidator
    – A library for validating JSONP callbacks.
  • KnpMenu
    – A menu library.
  • Pagerfanta
    – A pagination library.
  • Ruler
    – A simple stateless production rules engine.
  • LiteCQRS
    – A CQRS (Command Query Responsibility Separation) library.
  • Sslurp
    – A library that makes dealing with SSL suck less.
  • PHP Option
    An option type library.
  • Metrics
    – A simple metrics API library.
  • Sabre VObject
    – A library for parsing VCard and iCalendar objects.
  • Annotations
    – An annotations library (part of Doctrine).
  • Whoops
    – A pretty error handling library.
  • Finite
    – A simple PHP finite state machine.
  • LadyBug
    – A dumper library.
  • Plum
    – A deployer library.
  • Procrastinator
    – A library for running time consuming tasks.
  • Compose
    – A function composition library.
  • SuperClosure
    – A library that allows Closures to be serialized.
  • Jumper
    – A remote service executor library.
  • Underscore
    – A PHP port of the Underscore JS library.
  • PHP PassBook
    – A PHP library for iOS PassBook.
  • PHP Expression
    – A PHP expression language.
  • RMT
    – A library for versioning and releasing software.
  • Wise
    – A configuration manager.
  • Opengraph
    – An opengraph library.
  • Essence
    – A library for extracting web media.
  • Embera
    – An Oembed consumer library.
  • Graphviz
    – A Graphviz library.
  • Monad PHP
    – A simple Monad library.
  • Flux
    – A regular expression building library.
  • Patchwork
    – A library for redefining userland functions.
  • Galapagos
    – Evolutionary language transformation.
  • Design Patterns PHP
    – A repository of software patterns implemented in PHP.
    – A PHP port of the Java Content Repository (JCR).
  • Functional PHP
    – A functional programming library.
  • ClassPreloader
    – A library for optimising autoloading.
  • Lib Country
    – A library for country and subdivision data.
  • Lib Accessor
    – A library for simplifying accessors.
  • PHPStack
    – A TCP/IP stack proof of concept written in PHP.
  • Nmap
    – A PHP wrapper around
  • Code Mover
    – A library for moving code.
  • Iter
    – A library that provides iteration primatives using generators.
  • Lambda PHP
    – A Lambda calculus interpreter in PHP.
  • Country List
    – A list of all countries with names and ISO 3166-1 codes.
    – A library for playing with the Raspberry PI’s GPIO pins.

Development Software

Software for creating a development environment.

  • HomeBrew
    – A package manager for OSX.
  • HomeBrew PHP
    – A PHP tap for HomeBrew.
    – A PHP installer for OSX.
  • HipHop PHP
    – A Virtual Machine, Runtime and JIT for PHP by Facebook.
  • Vagrant
    – A portable development environment utility.
  • Ansible
    – A radically simple orchestration framework.
  • Puppet
    – A server automation framework and application.
  • Chef
    – A systems integration framework.
  • SaltStack
    – An infrastructure management tool.
  • PHP Brew
    – A PHP version manager and installer.
  • PHP Env
    – Another PHP version manager.
  • PHP Switch
    – Another version manager.
  • PHP Build
    – Another PHP version installer.
  • CodeKit
    – A general web development tool.
  • HTTPie
    – A command line alternative to cURL written in Python.
  • Backup
    – A server backup tool written in Ruby.

Web Tools

Web-based tools.

  • PuPHPet
    – A web tool for building PHP development virtual machines.
  • Protobox
    – Another web tool for building PHP development virtual machines.
  • 3V4L
    – An online PHP shell.
  • DBV
    – A database version control application.
  • PHP Queue
    – An application for managing queueing backends.
  • Composer as a Service
    – A tool for downloading Composer packages as a zip file.
  • MailCatcher
    – A web tool for capturing and viewing emails.


Various resources, such as books, websites and articles, for improving your PHP development skills and knowledge.


Useful web and PHP-related websites and newsletters.


Fantastic books and e-books.

Web Reading

General web-development-related reading materials.

PHP Reading

PHP-releated reading materials.

PHP Internals Reading

Reading materials related to the PHP internals or performance.

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