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Awesome PHP 

A curated list of amazingly awesome PHP libraries, resources and shiny things.


Please see CONTRIBUTING and CODE-OF-CONDUCT for details.

Table of Contents

Dependency Management

Libraries for dependency and package management.

Dependency Management Extras

Extras related to dependency management.

  • Composed - A library to parse your project's Composer environment at runtime.
  • Composer Checker - A tool to validate Composer configurations.
  • Composer Merge Plugin - A composer plugin to merge several composer.json files.
  • Composition - A library to check your Composer environment at runtime.
  • NameSpacer - A library to convert from underscores to namespaces.
  • Patch Installer - A library to install patches using Composer.
  • Prestissimo - A composer plugin which enables parallel install process.
  • Satis - A static Composer repository generator.
  • tooly - A library to manage PHAR files in project using Composer.
  • Toran Proxy - A static Composer repository and proxy.


Web development frameworks.

  • Aura Framework - A framework built from independent components.
  • CakePHP - A rapid application development framework (CP).
  • Laravel 5 - Another PHP framework (L5).
  • Nette - Another framework comprised of individual components.
  • Phalcon - A framework implemented as a C extension.
  • PPI Framework 2 - An interoperability framework.
  • Symfony - A framework comprised of individual components (SF).
  • Yii2 - Another PHP framework.
  • Zend Framework 2 - Another framework comprised of individual components (ZF2).
  • Ice - Another simple and fast PHP framework delivered as C-extension.

Framework Extras

Extras related to web development frameworks.

  • CakePHP CRUD - A Rapid Application Development (RAD) plugin for CakePHP.
  • Knp RAD Bundle - A Rapid Application Development (RAD) bundle for Symfony.
  • Symfony CMF - A Content Management Framework to create custom CMS.


Standalone components from web development frameworks and development groups.

Micro Frameworks

Micro frameworks and routers.

  • Bullet PHP - A micro framework for building REST APIs.
  • Lumen - A micro-framework by Laravel.
  • Proton - A StackPHP compatible micro framework.
  • Radar - An Action-Domain-Responder implementation for PHP.
  • Silex - A micro framework built around Symfony components.
  • Slim - Another simple micro framework.

Micro Framework Extras

Extras related to micro frameworks and routers.


Libraries for handling application routing.

  • Aura.Router - A full-featured routing library.
  • Fast Route - A fast routing library.
  • Klein - A flexible router.
  • Pux - Another fast routing library.
  • Route - A routing library built on top of Fast Route.


Libraries and tools for templating and lexing.

  • Aura.View - Provides TemplateView and TwoStepView using PHP as the tempting language, with support for partials, sections, and helpers.
  • Foil - Another native PHP templating library.
  • Lex - A lightweight template parser.
  • MtHaml - A PHP implementation of the HAML template language.
  • Mustache - A PHP implementation of the Mustache template language.
  • Phly Mustache - Another PHP implementation of the Mustache template language.
  • PHPTAL - A PHP implementation of the TAL templating language.
  • Plates - A native PHP templating library.
  • Smarty - A template engine to complement PHP.
  • Twig - A comprehensive templating language.
  • Tale Jade - A PHP implementation of the Jade template language.

Static Site Generators

Tools for pre-processing content to generate web pages.

  • Couscous - Couscous turns Markdown documentation into beautiful websites. It's GitHub Pages on steroids.
  • Phrozn - Another tool that converts Textile, Markdown and Twig into HTML.
  • Sculpin - A tool that converts Markdown and Twig into static HTML.
  • Spress - An extensible tool that converts Markdown and Twig into HTML.


Libraries for working with HTTP.

  • Buzz - Another HTTP client.
  • Guzzle - A comprehensive HTTP client.
  • HTTPFul - A chainable HTTP client.
  • PHP VCR - A library for recording and replaying HTTP requests.
  • Requests - A simple HTTP library.
  • Retrofit - A library to ease creation of REST API clients.
  • zend-diactoros - PSR-7 HTTP Message implementation.


Libraries for scraping websites.

  • Embed - An information extractor from any web service or page.
  • Goutte - A simple web scraper.
  • PHP Spider - A configurable and extensible PHP web spider.


Libraries for building application using middlewares.

  • Expressive - PSR-7 Middleware framework from Zend.
  • PSR7-Middlewares - Inspiring collection of handy middlewares.
  • Relay - A PHP 5.5 PSR-7 middleware dispatcher.
  • Stack - A library of stackable middleware for Silex/Symfony.
  • zend-stratigility - Middleware for PHP built on top of PSR-7.


Libraries for parsing URLs.

  • PHP Domain Parser - A domain suffix parser library.
  • Purl - A URL manipulation library.
  • sabre/uri - A functional URI manipulation library.
  • Uri - Another URL manipulation library.


Libraries for sending and parsing email.


Libraries for file manipulation and MIME type detection.

  • Apache MIME Types - A library that parses Apache MIME types.
  • Canal - A library to determine internet media types.
  • CSV - A CSV data manipulation library.
  • Ferret - A MIME detection library.
  • Flysystem - Another filesystem abstraction layer.
  • Gaufrette - A filesystem abstraction layer.
  • Hoa Mime - Another MIME detection library.
  • Lurker - A resource tracking library.
  • PHP FFmpeg - A wrapper for the FFmpeg video library.
  • UnifiedArchive - A unified reader and writer of compressed archives.


Libraries for working with streams.

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

Dependency Injection

Libraries that implement the dependency injection design pattern.

  • Aura.Di - A serializable dependency injection container with constructor and setter injection, interface and trait awareness, configuration inheritance, and much more.
  • Acclimate - A common interface to dependency injection containers and service locators.
  • Auryn - A recursive dependency injector.
  • Container - Another flexible dependency injection container.
  • Disco - A PSR-11 compatible, annotation-based dependency injection container.
  • PHP-DI - A dependency injection container that supports autowiring.
  • Pimple - A tiny dependency injection container.
  • Symfony DI - A dependency injection container component (SF).


Libraries for manipulating images.


Libraries for testing codebases and generating test data.

  • Alice - An expressive fixture generation library.
  • AspectMock - A mocking framework for PHPUnit/Codeception.
  • Atoum - A simple testing library.
  • Behat - A behaviour driven development (BDD) testing framework.
  • Codeception - A full stack testing framework.
  • DBUnit - A database testing library for PHPUnit.
  • Faker - A fake data generator library.
  • HTTP Mock - A library for mocking HTTP requests in unit tests.
  • Kahlan - Full stack Unit/BDD testing framework with built-in stub, mock and code-coverage support.
  • Mink - Web acceptance testing.
  • Mockery - A mock object library for testing.
  • ParaTest - A parallel testing library for PHPUnit.
  • Peridot - An event driven test framework.
  • Phake - Another mock object library for testing.
  • Pho - Another behaviour driven development testing framework.
  • PHP-Mock - A mock library for built-in PHP functions (e.g. time()).
  • PHPSpec - A design by specification unit testing library.
  • PHPT - A test tool used by PHP itself.
  • PHPUnit - A unit testing framework.
  • Prophecy - A highly opinionated mocking framework.
  • Samsui - Another fake data generator library.
  • VFS Stream - A virtual filesystem stream wrapper for testing.
  • VFS - Another virtual filesystem for testing.

Continuous Integration

Libraries and applications for continuous integration.

  • CircleCI - A continuous integration platform.
  • GitlabCi - Let GitLab CI test, build, deploy your code. TravisCi like.
  • Jenkins - A continous integration platform with PHP support.
  • JoliCi - A continuous integration client written in PHP and powered by Docker.
  • PHPCI - An open source continuous integration platform for PHP.
  • SemaphoreCI - A continuous integration platform for open source and private projects.
  • Shippable - A docker based continious integration platform for open source and private projects.
  • Sismo - A continuous testing server library.
  • Travis CI - A continuous integration platform.
  • Wercker - A continuous integration platform


Libraries for generating project documentation.

  • APIGen - Another API documentation generator.
  • - A documentation generator which uses Markdown files.
  • PHP Documentor 2 - A documentation generator.
  • phpDox - A documentation generator for PHP projects (that is not limited to API documentation).
  • Sami - An API documentation generator.


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

  • Halite - A simple library for encryption using libsodium.
  • HTML Purifier - A standards compliant HTML filter.
  • IniScan - A tool that scans PHP INI files for security.
  • Optimus - Id obfuscation based on Knuth's multiplicative hashing method.
  • PHP Encryption - Secure PHP Encryption Library.
  • PHP IDS - A structured PHP security layer.
  • PHP SSH - An experimental object orientated SSH wrapper library.
  • PHPSecLib - A pure PHP secure communications library.
  • RandomLib - A library for generating random numbers and strings.
  • SecurityMultiTool - A PHP security library.
  • SensioLabs Security Check - A web tool to check your Composer dependencies for security advisories.
  • TCrypto - A simple encrypted key-value storage library.
  • True Random - A library that generates random numbers using
  • VAddy - A continuous security testing platform for web applications.
  • Zed - An integrated penetration testing tool for web applications.


Libraries and tools for working with and storing passwords.

  • GenPhrase - A library for generating secure random passphrases.
  • Password Compat - A compatibility library for the new PHP 5.5 password functions.
  • Password Policy - A password policy library for PHP and JavaScript.
  • Password Validator - A library for validating and upgrading password hashes.
  • Password-Generator - PHP library to generate random passwords.
  • PHP Password Lib - A library for generating and validating passwords.
  • phpass - A portable password hashing framework.
  • Zxcvbn PHP - A realistic PHP password strength estimate library based on Zxcvbn JS.

Code Analysis

Libraries and tools for analysing, parsing and manipulating codebases.

  • Athletic - An annotation based benchmark framework.
  • Better Reflection - AST-based reflection library that allows analysis and manipulation of code
  • Code Climate - An automated code review.
  • Dissect - A set of tools for lexical and syntactical analysis.
  • Exakat - A static analysis engine for PHP.
  • GrumPHP - A composer plugin to defend code quality.
  • Mondrian - A code analysis tool using Graph Theory.
  • PHP Analyser - A library for analysing PHP code to find bugs and errors.
  • PHP Code Sniffer - A library that detects PHP, CSS and JS coding standard violations.
  • PHP CS Fixer - A coding standards fixer library.
  • PHP Manipulator - A library for analysing and modifying PHP Source Code.
  • PHP Mess Detector - A library that scans code for bugs, sub-optimal code, unused parameters and more.
  • PHP Metrics - A static metric library.
  • PHP Migration - A static analyzer for PHP version migration.
  • PHP Parser - A PHP parser written in PHP.
  • PHP Refactoring Browser - A command line utility for refactoring PHP code.
  • PHP Semantic Versioning Checker - A command line utility that compares two source sets and determines the appropriate semantic versioning to apply.
  • phan - A static analyzer based on PHP 7+ and the php-ast extension.
  • PHPCheckstyle - A tool to help adhere to certain coding conventions.
  • PHPCPD - A library that detects copied and pasted code.
  • PhpDependencyAnalysis - A tool to create customisable dependency graphs.
  • PHPLOC - A tool for quickly measuring the size of a PHP project.
  • PHPQA - A tool for running QA tools (phploc, phpcpd, phpcs, pdepend, phpmd, phpmetrics).
  • PHPPHP - A PHP VM implementation in PHP.
  • PHPSandbox - A PHP sandbox environment.
  • PHPStan - A PHP Static Analysis Tool.
  • Qafoo Quality Analyzer - A tool to visualize metrics and source code.
  • Scrutinizer - A web tool to scrutinise PHP code.
  • UBench - A simple micro benchmark library.


Libraries related to design patterns, programming approaches and ways to organize code.

  • Compose - A function composition library.
  • Design Patterns PHP - A repository of software patterns implemented in PHP.
  • Finite - A simple PHP finite state machine.
  • Functional PHP - A functional programming library.
  • Galapagos - Evolutionary language transformation.
  • Iter - A library that provides iteration primitives using generators.
  • Monad PHP - A simple Monad library.
  • Patchwork - A library for redefining userland functions.
  • PHP Option - An option type library.
  • Pipeline - A pipeline pattern implementation.
  • Ruler - A simple stateless production rules engine.
  • RulerZ - A powerful rule engine and implementation of the Specification pattern.

Debugging and Profiling

Libraries and tools for debugging and profiling code.

  • APM - Monitoring extension collecting errors and statistics into SQLite/MySQL/StatsD.
  • Barbushin PHP Console - Another web debugging console using Google Chrome.
  • - A low-overhead code profiler.
  • Kint - A debugging and profiling tool.
  • PHP Console - A web debugging console.
  • PHP Debug Bar - A debugging toolbar.
  • PHPBench - A benchmarking Framework.
  • PHPDBG - An interactive PHP debugger.
  • - Monitoring and profiling tool
  • Tracy - A simple error detection, logging and time measuring library.
  • xDebug - A debug and profile tool for PHP.
  • XHProf - A profiling tool originally developed by Facebook.
  • Z-Ray - A debug and profile tool for Zend Server.

Build Tools

Project build and automation tools.

  • Bob - A simple project automation tool.
  • Box - A utility to build PHAR files.
  • Construct - A PHP project/micro-package generator.
  • Phake - A rake PHP clone library.
  • Phing - A PHP project build system inspired by Apache Ant.

Task Runners

Libraries for automating and running tasks.

  • Bldr - A PHP Task runner built on Symfony components.
  • Jobby - A PHP cron job manager without modifying crontab.
  • Robo - A PHP Task runner with object-orientated configurations.
  • Task - A pure PHP task runner inspired by Grunt and Gulp.


Tools for building navigation structures.

Asset Management

Tools for managing, compressing and minifying website assets.

  • JShrink - A JavaScript minifier library.
  • Munee - An asset optimiser library.
  • Puli - A library for determining assets absolute paths.
  • BowerPHP - A PHP implementation of Bower. A package manager for the web


Libraries for geocoding addresses and working with latitudes and longitudes.

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

Date and Time

Libraries for working with dates and times.

  • CalendR - A calendar management library.
  • Carbon - A simple DateTime API extension.
  • Chronos - A DateTime API extension supporting both mutable and immutable date/time.
  • ExpressiveDate - Another DateTime API extension.
  • Moment.php - Moment.js inspired PHP DateTime handler with i18n support.
  • Yasumi - An library to help you calculate the dates and names of holidays.


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

  • Amp - An event driven non-blocking I/O library.
  • Broadway - An event source and CQRS library.
  • Cake Event - An event dispatcher library (CP).
  • - Yet another web socket library.
  • Evenement - An event dispatcher library.
  • Event - An event library with a focus on domain events.
  • Hoa EventSource - An event source library.
  • Hoa WebSocket - Another web socket library.
  • Prooph Event Store - An event source component to persist event messages
  • Ratchet - A web socket library.
  • React - An event driven non-blocking I/O library.
  • Rx.PHP - A reactive extension library.
  • Workerman - An event driven non-blocking I/O library.


Libraries for generating and working with log files.

  • Analog - A closure-based micro logging package.
  • KLogger - An easy-to-use PSR-3 compliant logging class.
  • Monolog - A comprehensive logger.


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

  • Money - A PHP implementation of Fowler's money pattern.
  • OmniPay - A framework agnostic multi-gateway payment processing library.
  • Payum - A payment abstraction library.
  • Shopware - Highly customizable e-commerce software
  • Swap - An exchange rates library.
  • Sylius - An open source e-commerce solution.


Libraries and software for working with PDF files.

  • Dompdf - A HTML to PDF converter.
  • PHPPdf - A library for generating PDFs and images from XML.
  • Snappy - A PDF and image generation library.
  • WKHTMLToPDF - A tool to convert HTML to PDF.


Libraries for working with office suite documents.

  • ExcelAnt - A library for manipulating Microsoft Excel documents.
  • PHPPowerPoint - A library for working with Microsoft PowerPoint Presentations.
  • PHPWord - A library for working with Microsoft Word documents.
  • PHPSpreadsheet - A pure PHP library for reading and writing spreadsheet files (successor of PHPExcel)


Libraries for interacting with databases using object-relational mapping (ORM) or datamapping techniques.

  • Aura.Sql - Provides an extension to the native PDO along with a profiler and connection locator.
  • Aura.SqlQuery - Independent query builders for MySQL, PostgreSQL, SQLite, and Microsoft SQL Server. Edit
  • Baum - A nested set implementation for Eloquent.
  • Cake ORM - Object-Relational Mapper, implemented using the DataMapper pattern (CP).
  • Doctrine Extensions - A collection of Doctrine behavioural extensions.
  • Doctrine - A comprehensive DBAL and ORM.
  • Eloquent - A simple ORM (L5).
  • LazyRecord - A fast ORM designed for simplicity, extendability and performance.
  • Pomm - An Object Model Manager for PostgreSQL.
  • Propel - A fast ORM, migration library and query builder.
  • ProxyManager - A set of utilities to generate proxy objects for data mappers.
  • RedBean - A lightweight, configuration-less ORM.
  • Spot2 - A MySQL datamapper ORM.


Libraries to help manage database schemas and migrations.

  • Doctrine Migrations - A migration library for Doctrine.
  • Migrations - A migration management library.
  • Phinx - Another database migration library.
  • PHPMig - Another migration management library.
  • Ruckusing - Database migrations for PHP ala ActiveRecord Migrations with support for MySQL, Postgres, SQLite.


Libraries for working with "NoSQL" backends.

  • Monga - A MongoDB abstraction library.
  • MongoQB - A MongoDB query builder library.
  • PHPMongo - A MongoDB ORM.
  • Predis - A feature complete Redis library.


Libraries for working with event and task queues.

  • Bernard - A multibackend abstraction library.
  • BunnyPHP - A performant pure-PHP AMQP (RabbitMQ) sync and also async (ReactPHP) library.
  • Pheanstalk - A Beanstalkd client library.
  • PHP AMQP - A pure PHP AMQP library.
  • Tarantool Queue - PHP bindings for Tarantool Queue.
  • Thumper - A RabbitMQ pattern library.


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

Command Line

Libraries related to the command line.

  • Aura.Cli - Provides the equivalent of request ( Context ) and response ( Stdio ) objects for the command line interface, including Getopt support, and an independent Help object for describing commands.
  • Boris - A tiny PHP REPL.
  • Cilex - A micro framework for building command line tools.
  • CLI Menu - A library for building CLI menus.
  • CLIFramework - A command-line framework supports zsh/bash completion generation, subcommands and option constraints. It also powers phpbrew.
  • CLImate - A library for outputting colours and special formatting.
  • Commando - Another simple command line opt parser.
  • Cron Expression - A library to calculate cron run dates.
  • GetOpt - A command line opt parser.
  • GetOptionKit - Another command line opt parser.
  • Hoa Console - Another command line library.
  • OptParse - Another command line opt parser.
  • Pecan - An event-driven, non-blocking shell.
  • PsySH - Another PHP REPL.
  • ShellWrap - A simple command line wrapper library.

Authentication and Authorization

Libraries for implementing user authentication and authorization.

  • Aura.Auth - Provides authentication functionality and session tracking using various adapters.
  • Hawk - A Hawk HTTP authentication library.
  • SocialConnect Auth - An open source social sign (OAuth1\OAuth2\OpenID\OpenIDConnect).
  • Json Web Token - Json Tokens to authenticate and transmit information.
  • Lock - A library for implementing Access Control Lists (ACL) systems.
  • OAuth 1.0 Client - An OAuth 1.0 client library.
  • OAuth 2.0 Client - An OAuth 2.0 client library.
  • OAuth2 Server - Another OAuth2 server implementation.
  • OAuth2 Server - An OAuth2 authentication server, resource server and client library.
  • Opauth - A multi-provider authentication framework.
  • PHP oAuthLib - Another OAuth library.
  • Sentinel Social - A library for social network authentication.
  • Sentinel - A framework agnostic authentication & authorisation library.
  • TwitterOAuth - A Twitter OAuth library.
  • TwitterSDK - A fully tested Twitter SDK.


Libraries for working with markup.


Libraries for parsing and manipulating strings.

  • Agent - A PHP desktop/mobile user agent parser, based on Mobiledetect.
  • ANSI to HTML5 - An ANSI to HTML5 converter library.
  • Color Jizz - A library for manipulating and converting colours.
  • Device Detector - Another library for parsing user agent strings.
  • Hoa String - Another UTF-8 string library.
  • Jieba-PHP - A PHP port of Python's jieba. Chinese text segmentation for natural language processing.
  • Mobile-Detect - A lightweight PHP class for detecting mobile devices (including tablets).
  • Patchwork UTF-8 - A portable library for working with UTF-8 strings.
  • Slugify - A library to convert strings to slugs.
  • SQL Formatter - A library for formatting SQL statements.
  • Stringy - A string manipulation library with multibyte support.
  • Text - A text manipulation library.
  • UA Parser - A library for parsing user agent strings.
  • URLify - A PHP port of Django's URLify.js.
  • UUID - A library for generating UUIDs.


Libraries for working with numbers.

  • ByteUnits - A library to parse, format and convert byte units in binary and metric systems.
  • LibPhoneNumber for PHP - A PHP implementation of Google's phone number handling library.
  • Math - A library for working with large numbers.
  • Numbers PHP - A library for working with numbers.
  • PHP Conversion - Another library for converting between units of measure.
  • PHP Units of Measure - A library for converting between units of measure.

Filtering and Validation

Libraries for filtering and validating data.

  • Aura.Filter - Provides tools to validate and sanitize objects and arrays.
  • Cake Validation - Another validation library (CP).
  • DMS Filter - An annotation filtering library.
  • Filterus - A simple PHP filtering library.
  • ISO-codes - A library for validating inputs according standards from ISO, International Finance, Public Administrations, GS1, Book Industry, Phone numbers & Zipcodes for many countries
  • MetaYaml - A schema validation library that supports YAML, JSON and XML.
  • Respect Validation - A simple validation library.
  • Upload - A library for handling file uploads and validation.
  • Valitron - Another validation library.
  • Volan - Another simplified validation library.


Libraries and web tools for developing APIs.

  • API Platform - Expose in minutes an hypermedia REST API that embraces JSON-LD, Hydra format.
  • Apigility - An API builder built with Zend Framework 2.
  • Drest - A library for exposing Doctrine entities as REST resource endpoints.
  • HAL - A Hypertext Application Language (HAL) builder library.
  • Hateoas - A HATEOAS REST web service library.
  • Negotiation - A content negotiation library.
  • Restler - A lightweight framework to expose PHP methods as RESTful web API.
  • wsdl2phpgenerator - A tool to generate PHP classes from SOAP WSDL files.


Libraries for caching data.

  • Alternative PHP Cache (APC) - Open opcode cache for PHP.
  • APIx Cache - A thin PSR-6 cache wrapper to various caching backends emphasising cache tagging and indexing.
  • CacheTool - A tool to clear APC/opcode caches from the command line.
  • Cake Cache - A caching library (CP).
  • Doctrine Cache - A caching library.
  • Metaphore - Cache slam defense using a semaphore to prevent dogpile effect.
  • Stash - Another library for caching.
  • Zend Cache - Another caching library (ZF2).

Data Structure and Storage

Libraries that implement data structure or storage techniques.

  • Ardent - A library of data structures.
  • Cake Collection - A simple collections library (CP).
  • Collections - Collections Abstraction library for PHP.
  • Fractal - A library for converting complex data structures to JSON output.
  • Ginq - Another PHP library based on .NET's LINQ.
  • JsonMapper - A library that maps nested JSON structures onto PHP classes.
  • Knapsack - Collection library inspired by Clojure's sequences.
  • PHP Collections - A simple collections library.
  • PINQ - A PHP library based on .NET's LINQ (Language Integrated Query).
  • Porter - Data import abstraction framework.
  • Serializer - A library for serialising and de-serialising data.
  • Totem - A library to manage and create data changesets.
  • YaLinqo - Yet Another LINQ to Objects for PHP.
  • Zend Serializer - Another library for serialising and de-serialising data (ZF2).


Libraries for working with notification software.

  • JoliNotif - A cross-platform library for desktop notification (support for Growl, notify-send, toaster, etc)
  • Nod - A notification library (e.g., Growl).
  • Notification Pusher - A standalone library for device push notifications.
  • Notificato - A library for handling push notifications.
  • Notificator - A lightweight notification library.
  • Php-pushwoosh - A PHP Library to easily send push notifications with the Pushwoosh REST Web Services.


Libraries for project deployment.

  • Deployer - A deployment tool.
  • Envoy - A tool to run SSH tasks with PHP.
  • Plum - A deployer library.
  • Pomander - A deployment tool for PHP applications.
  • Rocketeer - A fast and easy deployer for the PHP world.

Internationalisation and Localisation

Libraries for Internationalization (I18n) and Localization (L10n).

  • Aura.Intl - Provides internationalization (I18N) tools, specifically package-oriented per-locale message translation.
  • Cake I18n - Message translation and localization for dates and numbers (CP)

Third Party APIs

Libraries for accessing third party APIs.


Libraries to help build PHP extensions.

  • PHP CPP - A C++ library for developing PHP extensions.
  • Zephir - A compiled language between PHP and C++ for developing PHP extensions.


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

  • Annotations - An annotations library (part of Doctrine).
  • Cake Utility - Utility classes such as Inflector, String, Hash, Security and Xml (CP).
  • Chief - A command bus library.
  • ClassPreloader - A library for optimising autoloading.
  • Country List - A list of all countries with names and ISO 3166-1 codes.
  • Embera - An Oembed consumer library.
  • Essence - A library for extracting web media.
  • Flux - A regular expression building library.
  • Graphviz - A Graphviz library.
  • Hprose-PHP - A very newbility RPC Library, support 25+ languages now.
  • JSON Lint - A JSON lint utility.
  • JSONPCallbackValidator - A library for validating JSONP callbacks.
  • Jumper - A remote service executor library.
  • LadyBug - A dumper library.
  • Lambda PHP - A Lambda calculus interpreter in PHP.
  • LiteCQRS - A CQRS (Command Query Responsibility Separation) library.
  • Metrics - A simple metrics API library.
  • noCAPTCHA - Helper for Google's noCAPTCHA (reCAPTCHA).
  • Nmap - A PHP wrapper around Nmap.
  • Opengraph - An opengraph library.
  • Pagerfanta - A pagination library.
  • PHP Expression - A PHP expression language.
  • PHP PassBook - A PHP library for iOS PassBook.
  • PHP-GPIO - A library for playing with the Raspberry PI's GPIO pins.
  • PHP-ML - A library for Machine Learning in PHP.
  • PHPCR - A PHP port of the Java Content Repository (JCR).
  • PHPStack - A TCP/IP stack proof of concept written in PHP.
  • print_o - An object graph visualizer.
  • Procrastinator - A library for running time consuming tasks.
  • Prooph Service Bus - Lightweight message bus supporting CQRS and Micro Services
  • RMT - A library for versioning and releasing software.
  • sabre/vobject - A library for parsing VCard and iCalendar objects.
  • Slimdump - An easy dumper tool for MySQL.
  • Spork - A process forking library.
  • Sslurp - A library that makes dealing with SSL suck less.
  • SuperClosure - A library that allows Closures to be serialized.
  • Symfony VarDumper - A variable dumper component (SF).
  • Underscore - A PHP port of the Underscore JS library.
  • Whoops - A pretty error handling library.


Software for creating a development environment.

PHP Installation

Tools to help install and manage PHP on your computer.

  • HomeBrew PHP - A PHP tap for HomeBrew.
  • HomeBrew - A package manager for OSX.
  • PHP Brew - A PHP version manager and installer.
  • PHP Build - Another PHP version installer.
  • PHP Env - Another PHP version manager.
  • PHP OSX - A PHP installer for OSX.
  • PHP Switch - Another version manager.
  • VirtPHP - A tool for creating and managing isolated PHP environments.

Development Environment

Software and tools for creating a sandboxed development environment.

  • Ansible - A radically simple orchestration framework.
  • Phansible - A web tool for building PHP development virtual machines with Ansible.
  • Protobox - Another web tool for building PHP development virtual machines.
  • PuPHPet - A web tool for building PHP development virtual machines.
  • Puppet - A server automation framework and application.
  • Vagrant - A portable development environment utility.
  • Docker - A containerization platform.

Virtual Machines

Alternative PHP virtual machines.

  • Hack - A programming language for HHVM that interoperates seamlessly with PHP.
  • HHVM - A Virtual Machine, Runtime and JIT for PHP by Facebook.
  • HippyVM - Another PHP virtual machine.

Integrated Development Environment

Integrated Development Environments with support for PHP.

Web Applications

Web-based applications and tools.

  • 3V4L - An online PHP & HHVM shell.
  • DBV - A database version control application.
  • PHP Queue - An application for managing queueing backends.
  • MailCatcher - A web tool for capturing and viewing emails.
  • Cachet - The open source status page system.
  • phpBeanstalkdAdmin - Monitoring and administration interface for Beanstalkd.
  • phpRedisAdmin - A simple web interface to manage Redis databases.
  • phpPgAdmin - A web-based administration tool for PostgreSQL.
  • phpMyAdmin - A web interface for MySQL/MariaDB.
  • Adminer - Database management in a single PHP file.
  • Grav - A modern flat-file CMS.


Infrastructure for providing PHP applications and services.

  • - A multithreaded application server for PHP, written in PHP.
  • php-pm - A process manager, supercharger and load balancer for PHP applications.


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

PHP Websites

Useful PHP-related websites.

Other Websites

Useful websites related to web development.

PHP Books

Fantastic PHP-related books.

Other Books

Books related to general computing and web development.

PHP Videos

Fantastic PHP-related videos.

PHP Podcasts

Podcasts with a main focus on PHP topics

  • PHP Town Hall - A casual PHP podcast by Ben Edmunds and Phil Sturgeon.
  • Voices of the ElePHPant Interviews with the people that make the PHP community special.
  • PHP Roundtable - The PHP Roundtable is a casual gathering of developers discussing topics that PHP nerds care about.

PHP Reading

PHP-releated reading materials.

PHP Internals Reading

Reading materials related to the PHP internals or performance.

PHP Magazines

Fantastic PHP-related magazines.

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