A full-stack PHP framework delivered as a C-extension

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Basic Features

  • Low overhead

    Low overhead

    Low memory consumption and CPU compared to traditional frameworks

  • MVC & HMVC

    MVC & HMVC

    Modules, components, models, views and controllers

  • Dependency Injection

    Dependency Injection

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

  • Rest

    Rest

    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.

  • Autoloader

    Autoloader

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

  • Router

    Router

    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

  • ORM

    ORM

    Object Relational Mapping

  • PHQL

    PHQL

    The powerful and secure Phalcon Query Language, PHQL

  • ODM for MongoDB

    ODM for MongoDB

    Object Document Mapping for MongoDB

  • Transazioni

    Transazioni

    Le transazioni in Phalcon ti permettono di mantenere sicura l'integrità dei dati.

  • Cache

    Cache

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

ORM

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

  • Motore template

    Motore template

    Viste rappresentano l'interfaccia utente della tua applicazione

  • Motore template (Volt)

    Motore template (Volt)

    Un motore di template ispirato da Jinja ma costruito in C per PHP

  • i18n

    i18n

    Translate your applications to many languages easily

  • Forms Builder

    Forms Builder

    Easily create HTML forms

  • Flash messages

    Flash messages

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

Motore template

Le Viste rappresentano l'interfaccia utente dell'applicazione. Le Viste sono spesso file HTML con codice PHP incorporato che eseguono attività correlate esclusivamente alla presentazione dei dati. Le Viste permettono di gestire il lavoro dell'inserimento dei dati tramite il browser web o un altro strumento che viene utilizzato per effettuare richieste dall'applicazione.

                    
<html>
    <body>
    <div class='top'><?php $this->partial('shared/ad_banner'); ?></div>
    <div class='content'>
        <h1>Robots</h1>
        <p>Check out our specials for robots:</p>
        ...
    </div>
    <div class='footer'><?php $this->partial('shared/footer'); ?></div>
    </body>
</html>                    
                

MORE...

  • ACL

    ACL

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

  • Sharding

    Sharding

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

  • Crypt

    Crypt

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

  • Events

    Events

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

  • Queueing - background process

    Queueing - background process

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

ACL

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
$acl->setDefaultAction(Acl::DENY);

// 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) {
    $acl->addRole($role);
}
                    
                

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