Basic Features

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    Low overhead

    Low memory consumption and CPU compared to traditional frameworks

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    MVC & HMVC

    Modules, components, models, views and controllers

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    Dependency Injection

    Dependency Injection and Location of services and it’s itself a container for them.

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    In this case, you can use either a micro or full stack application to meet your goal. In addition, a powerful set of HTTP helpers.

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    Provides the autoloading mechanism of PHP classes following PSR-4.

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    Phalcon\Mvc\Router provides advanced routing capabilities.

Low overhead

PHP C-extension (Phalcon)

  • Zephir/C extensions are loaded together with PHP one time on the web server’s daemon start process
  • Classes and functions provided by the extension are ready to use for any application
  • The code is compiled and isn’t interpreted because it's already compiled to a specific platform and processor
  • Thanks to its low-level architecture and optimizations Phalcon provides the lowest overhead for MVC-based applications

Data & storage

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    Object Relational Mapping

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    The powerful and secure Phalcon Query Language, PHQL

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    ODM за Mongo

    Object Document Mapping for MongoDB

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    Transactions in Phalcon allows to keep the data integraty safe.

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    Improve your performance with many of the backend caches that Phalcon provides

ООМ (Обектно Ориентиран Модел)

A powerful ORM is provided by Phalcon allowing you to manipulate database records as classes and objects. MySQL, PostgreSQL and SQLite are supported out of the box.

use Phalcon\Mvc\Model;

class Robots extends Model
    public $id;

    public $name;

    public function initialize()
        $this->hasMany("id", "RobotsParts", "robots_id");

Views & frontend

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    Template engines

    Views represent the user interface of your application

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    Енджин за шаблони (Volt)

    A template engine inspired by Jinja but built in C for PHP

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    Translate your applications to many languages easily

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    Създател на форми

    Easily create HTML forms

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    Флаш съобщения

    Flash messages are used to notify the user about the state of actions.

Template engines

Views represent the user interface of your application. Views are often HTML files with embedded PHP code that perform tasks related solely to the presentation of the data. Views handle the job of providing data to the web browser or other tool that is used to make requests from your application.

    <div class='top'><?php $this->partial('shared/ad_banner'); ?></div>
    <div class='content'>
        <p>Check out our specials for robots:</p>
    <div class='footer'><?php $this->partial('shared/footer'); ?></div>


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    Access Control List allows users to access the modules they're authorized to

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    Connect, store and retrieve data from many database systems at the same time

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    Encrypt/Decrypt important data to keep them safe from unauthorized third-parties

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    Extend the most of the framework components by setting “hook points”. Create your own events and make your application more flexible and powerful

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    Queueing - background process

    Use the built-in queueing system in Phalcon to schedule jobs and reduce the load of your web server


This is how you can built the access control list (ACL):

use Phalcon\Acl;
use Phalcon\Acl\Role;
use Phalcon\Acl\Adapter\Memory as AclList;

// Create the ACL
$acl = new AclList();

// The default action is DENY access

// Register two roles, Users is registered users
// and guests are users without a defined identity
$roles = array(
    'users'  => new Role('Users'),
    'guests' => new Role('Guests')

foreach ($roles as $role) {

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