Following on from our previous post of Inspiring CMS Showoffs I thought I’d compile a list of Web Development Framework showcases.
There are a lot of web development frameworks, but the most established ones you can count on the fingers of one hand, maybe two.
Ruby On Rails
Ruby on Rails is the hugely popular framework from 37signals, that powers there many web applications, and made open source.
CakePHP is a rapid development framework for PHP that provides an extensible architecture for developing, maintaining, and deploying applications.
Camping is a microframework for web development, by whytheluckystuff, is insanely small and incredibly powerful.
Symfony is a full-stack framework, a library of cohesive classes written in PHP5. It provides an architecture, components and tools for developers to build complex web applications faster.
Although I couldn’t find a dedicated showcase, the weekly blog update usually contains a few newly launched Symphony powered sites.
CodeIgniter is a powerful PHP framework with a very small footprint, built for PHP coders who need a simple and elegant toolkit to create full-featured web applications.
PRADO is a component-based and event-driven programming framework for developing Web applications in PHP 5.
Django is a high-level Python Web framework that encourages rapid development and clean, pragmatic design.
There are a number of other frameworks (Fusebox, Spring, Turbo Gears to name a few) that I would have liked to include in the list but I was unable to find showcases for them. If you know of some, please let me know and I’ll update the list.