Phalcon (framework)

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Phalcon framework logo
Initial release November 14, 2012 (2012-11-14)[1]
Stable release 1.3.4[2] / 28 October 2014; 6 months ago (2014-10-28)
Preview release 2.0-RC / 3 March 2015 (2015-03-03)
Development status Active
Written in C, PHP
Platform Unix, Linux, Mac OS X, Windows [3]
Type Web application framework
License BSD License [4]

Phalcon is a high-performance web framework for PHP based on the MVC pattern. Originally released in 2012, it is an open-source framework licensed under the terms of the BSD license.

Unlike most PHP frameworks, Phalcon is implemented as an extension written in C in order to optimize performance. This is intended to boost execution speed and resource usage with the goal of handling more requests per second than comparable frameworks written primarily in PHP. One drawback of this approach is that root/administrative access is required on the server in order to install Phalcon (via building or pre-compiled binary).[5][6]

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  1. ^ "phalcon/cphalcon: Version 0.4.5 Stable". 2012-11-14. Retrieved 2015-03-09. 
  2. ^ "phalcon/cphalcon: Version 1.3.4 Stable". 2014-10-28. Retrieved 2015-03-17. 
  3. ^ "Installation — Phalcon 1.3.0 documentation". 
  4. ^ "cphalcon/ at master · phalcon/cphalcon · GitHub". GitHub. 
  5. ^ Lukasz Kujawa (2013-05-09). "Is Phalcon the promised land for PHP?". Retrieved 2015-03-14. 
  6. ^ Brian Anglin (2014-01-02). "Phalcon PHP: What is it and Why Should I Care?". Retrieved 2015-03-14. 

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