Fat-Free Framework

Fat-Free Framework is an open-source web framework distributed under the GNU General Public License and hosted by GitHub and Sourceforge. The software seeks to combine a full featureset with a lightweight code base while being easy to learn, use and extend.

Fat-Free Framework
Developer(s)F3::Factory / Bong Cosca
Stable release
3.6.5 / December 24, 2018 (2018-12-24)[1]
RepositoryFat-Free Repository
Written inPHP
Operating systemCross-platform
TypeWeb framework
LicenseGNU General Public License
Websitefatfreeframework.com

The source code (~83KB) is written almost entirely in PHP and engineered specifically with user experience and usability as its primary design goals.[2][3][4]

Commonly called F3 by PHP developers, Fat-Free was released as free software in 2009.[5] Its general architecture was influenced by Ruby's Sinatra. The lightweight code base[6] is controlled and maintained by a small core team, with additional functionality and funding contributions coming from various enterprises and user groups,[7] who also help guide its future direction.

The base feature set includes a URL router, cache engine, and support for multilingual applications. Fat-Free also has a number of plug-ins that extend its functionality as well as data mappers for SQL and NoSQL database back-ends: SQLite, MySQL, PostgreSQL, MSSQL, Sybase, DB2, MongoDB, CouchDB, and Flat File.

The core functionality is accompanied by a number of optional plug-ins, among them a template engine, a Unit testing toolkit, Database-managed sessions, Markdown-to-HTML converter, Atom/RSS feed reader, Image processor, Geodata handler, a Basket/Shopping cart application and data validation.

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