Fat-Free Framework

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Fat-Free Framework
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Developer(s) F3::Factory / Bong Cosca
Stable release 3.2.2 / March 19, 2014 (2014-03-19)
Written in PHP
Operating system Cross-platform
Type Web Application Framework
License GNU General Public License
Website fatfreeframework.com

Fat-Free Framework is an open-source web application framework distributed under the GNU General Public License and hosted by GitHub and Sourceforge. The source code (~50KB) is written almost entirely in PHP and engineered specifically with user experience and usability as its primary design goals.[1][2][3]

Commonly called F3 by PHP developers, Fat-Free was released as free software in 2009.[4] Its general architecture was influenced by Ruby's Sinatra. The lightweight code base[5] is controlled and actively maintained by a small core team, with additional functionality and funding contributions coming from various enterprises and user groups,[6] 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.

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