Lithium (PHP framework)

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Developer(s) Union of RAD
Initial release November 2009 (2009-11)
Preview release 1.0.0-rc2[1] / 5 September 2015 (2015-09-05)
Development status Active
Written in PHP
Operating system Cross-platform
Type Web application framework
License BSD

Lithium is a full-stack web application framework, for producing web applications. It is written in PHP, supporting PHP 5.3 and onwards[2] and is based on the model–view–controller development architecture. It is described as adhering to no-nonsense philosophies.[3]


In October 2009, CakePHP project manager Garrett Woodworth and developer Nate Abele resigned from the project to focus on Lithium,[4][5] a framework code base originally being developed at the CakePHP project as "Cake3".[6]

In 2012 the project gained official sponsorship from Engine Yard.[7]

The Radify also invests heavily in the framework as its primary foundation for development.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "1.0.0-RC2 released". 5 September 2015. Retrieved 7 November 2015. 
  2. ^ "About Lithium". Retrieved 2010-09-30. 
  3. ^ "32 web frameworks to choose from for your next project". Memeburn. Retrieved July 2, 2012. 
  4. ^ Rampersad, Ryan (2009-10-23). "The State of CakePHP". Retrieved 2009-11-06. 
  5. ^ "Lithium project web site". Retrieved 2009-11-06. 
  6. ^ "The Cake is Still Rising". Retrieved 2009-10-25. 
  7. ^ "Engine Yard sponsors PHP framework Lithium". The H. 15 June 2012. 

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