On the Zen of Coding site they've posted a look forward at versions of several popular frameworks coming in 2018. Their list includes Phalcon 3, Symfony 4 and Laravel 5.x.
It’s that time of the year again, when we take a look at the world of PHP MVC frameworks. We get ready for the trends of 2018 and plan our roadmaps. Also, we’ll take a quick detour to look at some seagues in the areas beyond PHP MVC.
Web development changes year over year, if not faster. MVC has been a revolutionary paradigm for modern web apps. It helped millions of developers build awesome applications and launch exciting startups.
The post includes a Google Trends chart showing the popularity of searches for various frameworks with Laravel, Symfony and CodeIgniter taking the top three spots overall. It then starts with a high level view of some of the recent changes and trends in several of the frameworks, moving into more detail for each (and some of "the rest" including CakePHP, Zend Framework and Yii. It then discusses microservices, how they relate to MVC and the continuing importance of backend functionality.