A curated list of amazingly awesome PHP libraries, resources and shiny things.
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Libraries for dependency and package management.
Composer Installers - A multi framework Composer library installer. 751 472
Composer - A package and dependency manager.
Melody - A tool to build one file Composer scripts.
Pickle - A PHP extension installer. 1k 56
Dependency Management Extras
Extras related to dependency management.
Composed - A library to parse your project's Composer environment at runtime.
Composer Checker - A tool to validate Composer configurations. 4 0
Composer Merge Plugin - A composer plugin to merge several composer.json files. 259 42
Composition - A library to check your Composer environment at runtime. 108 5
NameSpacer - A library to convert from underscores to namespaces. 47 6
Patch Installer - A library to install patches using Composer. 37 0
Prestissimo - A composer plugin which enables parallel install process. 3k 108
Satis - A static Composer repository generator. 2k 393
tooly - A library to manage PHAR files in project using Composer. 57 7
Toran Proxy - A static Composer repository and proxy.
Web development frameworks.
Aura Framework - A framework built from independent components.
CakePHP - A rapid application development framework (CP).
Laravel 5 - Another PHP framework (L5).
Nette - Another framework comprised of individual components.
Phalcon - A framework implemented as a C extension.
PPI Framework 2 - An interoperability framework.
Symfony - A framework comprised of individual components (SF).
Yii2 - Another PHP framework. 14k 9k
Zend Framework 2 - Another framework comprised of individual components (ZF2).
Ice - Another simple and fast PHP framework delivered as C-extension.
Extras related to web development frameworks.
CakePHP CRUD - A Rapid Application Development (RAD) plugin for CakePHP.
Knp RAD Components - A set of Rapid Application Development (RAD) components for Symfony.
Symfony CMF - A Content Management Framework to create custom CMS. 766 107
Standalone components from web development frameworks and development groups.
Micro frameworks and routers.
Bullet PHP - A micro framework for building REST APIs.
Lumen - A micro-framework by Laravel.
Proton - A StackPHP compatible micro framework. 305 44
Radar - An Action-Domain-Responder implementation for PHP. 45 13
Silex - A micro framework built around Symfony components.
Slim - Another simple micro framework.
Micro Framework Extras
Extras related to micro frameworks and routers.
Libraries for handling application routing.
Aura.Router - A full-featured routing library. 342 89
Fast Route - A fast routing library. 2k 281
Klein - A flexible router. 427 80
Pux - Another fast routing library. 1k 115
Route - A routing library built on top of Fast Route. 302 114
Libraries and tools for templating and lexing.
Aura.View - Provides TemplateView and TwoStepView using PHP as the tempting language, with support for partials, sections, and helpers. 59 27
Foil - Another native PHP templating library. 114 23
Lex - A lightweight template parser. 62 18
MtHaml - A PHP implementation of the HAML template language. 348 51
Mustache - A PHP implementation of the Mustache template language. 3k 470
Phly Mustache - Another PHP implementation of the Mustache template language. 135 21
PHPTAL - A PHP implementation of the TAL templating language.
Plates - A native PHP templating library.
Smarty - A template engine to complement PHP.
Twig - A comprehensive templating language.
Tale Jade - A PHP implementation of the Jade template language. 92 15
Static Site Generators
Tools for pre-processing content to generate web pages.
Couscous - Couscous turns Markdown documentation into beautiful websites. It's GitHub Pages on steroids.
Phrozn - Another tool that converts Textile, Markdown and Twig into HTML. 456 73
Sculpin - A tool that converts Markdown and Twig into static HTML.
Spress - An extensible tool that converts Markdown and Twig into HTML.
Libraries for working with HTTP.
Buzz - Another HTTP client. 1k 250
Guzzle - A comprehensive HTTP client. 10k 2k
HTTPFul - A chainable HTTP client. 1k 309
HTTPlug - An HTTP client abstraction without binding to a specific implementation.
PHP VCR - A library for recording and replaying HTTP requests.
Requests - A simple HTTP library. 3k 446
Retrofit - A library to ease creation of REST API clients. 103 19
zend-diactoros - PSR-7 HTTP Message implementation. 472 157
Libraries for scraping websites.
Embed - An information extractor from any web service or page. 1k 178
Goutte - A simple web scraper. 6k 879
PHP Spider - A configurable and extensible PHP web spider. 916 201
Libraries for building application using middlewares.
Expressive - PSR-7 Middleware framework from Zend.
PSR7-Middlewares - Inspiring collection of handy middlewares. 577 69
Relay - A PHP 5.5 PSR-7 middleware dispatcher. 152 10
Stack - A library of stackable middleware for Silex/Symfony.
zend-stratigility - Middleware for PHP built on top of PSR-7. 209 67
Libraries for parsing URLs.
PHP Domain Parser - A domain suffix parser library. 507 76
Purl - A URL manipulation library. 708 86
sabre/uri - A functional URI manipulation library. 10 1
Uri - Another URL manipulation library. 242 46
Libraries for sending and parsing email.
Libraries for file manipulation and MIME type detection.
Apache MIME Types - A library that parses Apache MIME types. 16 3
Canal - A library to determine internet media types. 12 1
CSV - A CSV data manipulation library. 1k 250
Ferret - A MIME detection library. 10 4
Flysystem - Another filesystem abstraction layer.
Gaufrette - A filesystem abstraction layer. 2k 408
Hoa Mime - Another MIME detection library. 81 14
Lurker - A resource tracking library. 88 9
PHP FFmpeg - A wrapper for the FFmpeg video library.
UnifiedArchive - A unified reader and writer of compressed archives. 100 11
Libraries for working with streams.
Streamer - A simple object-orientated stream wrapper library. 89 8
Libraries that implement the dependency injection design pattern.
Aura.Di - A serializable dependency injection container with constructor and setter injection, interface and trait awareness, configuration inheritance, and much more. 279 92
Acclimate - A common interface to dependency injection containers and service locators.
Auryn - A recursive dependency injector. 220 40
Container - Another flexible dependency injection container. 294 66
Disco - A PSR-11 compatible, annotation-based dependency injection container. 95 17
PHP-DI - A dependency injection container that supports autowiring.
Pimple - A tiny dependency injection container.
Symfony DI - A dependency injection container component (SF). 180 32
Libraries for manipulating images.
- A library for extracting colours from images. 731 78
GIF Creator - A library to create GIF animations from multiple images. 83 22
- A library to extract GIF animation frame information. 51 13
Glide - An on-demand image manipulation library. 1k 116
Image Hash - A library for generating perceptual image hashes. 705 67
Image Optimizer - A library for optimizing images. 394 73
Image With Text - A library for embedding text into images. 53 8
Imagine - An image manipulation library.
Intervention Image - Another image manipulation library. 6k 962
PHP Image Workshop - Another image manipulation library. 818 198
Libraries for testing codebases and generating test data.
Alice - An expressive fixture generation library. 2k 270
AspectMock - A mocking framework for PHPUnit/Codeception. 590 81
Atoum - A simple testing library. 1k 205
Behat - A behaviour driven development (BDD) testing framework.
Codeception - A full stack testing framework. 4k 2k
DBUnit - A database testing library for PHPUnit. 182 113
Faker - A fake data generator library. 12k 2k
HTTP Mock - A library for mocking HTTP requests in unit tests. 298 41
Kahlan - Full stack Unit/BDD testing framework with built-in stub, mock and code-coverage support. 364 35
Mink - Web acceptance testing.
Mockery - A mock object library for testing. 117 21
ParaTest - A parallel testing library for PHPUnit. 561 135
Peridot - An event driven test framework. 270 27
Phake - Another mock object library for testing. 442 78
Pho - Another behaviour driven development testing framework. 289 19
PHP-Mock - A mock library for built-in PHP functions (e.g. time()). 123 7
PHPSpec - A design by specification unit testing library. 1k 318
PHPT - A test tool used by PHP itself.
PHPUnit - A unit testing framework. 9k 2k
Prophecy - A highly opinionated mocking framework. 1k 184
Samsui - Another fake data generator library. 28 1
VFS Stream - A virtual filesystem stream wrapper for testing. 806 101
VFS - Another virtual filesystem for testing. 303 21
Libraries and applications for continuous integration.
CircleCI - A continuous integration platform.
GitlabCi - Let GitLab CI test, build, deploy your code. TravisCi like.
Jenkins - A continous integration platform with PHP support.
JoliCi - A continuous integration client written in PHP and powered by Docker. 680 47
PHPCI - An open source continuous integration platform for PHP.
SemaphoreCI - A continuous integration platform for open source and private projects.
Shippable - A docker based continious integration platform for open source and private projects.
Sismo - A continuous testing server library.
Travis CI - A continuous integration platform.
Wercker - A continuous integration platform
Libraries for generating project documentation.
APIGen - Another API documentation generator. 806 174
daux.io - A documentation generator which uses Markdown files. 5k 760
PHP Documentor 2 - A documentation generator. 2k 636
phpDox - A documentation generator for PHP projects (that is not limited to API documentation).
Sami - An API documentation generator. 2k 275
Libraries for generating secure random numbers, encrypting data and scanning for vulnerabilities.
Halite - A simple library for encryption using libsodium . 5k 829
HTML Purifier - A standards compliant HTML filter. 1k 200
IniScan - A tool that scans PHP INI files for security. 1k 98
Optimus - Id obfuscation based on Knuth's multiplicative hashing method. 1k 80
PHP Encryption - Secure PHP Encryption Library. 1k 204
PHP IDS - A structured PHP security layer. 290 76
PHP SSH - An experimental object orientated SSH wrapper library. 281 80
PHPSecLib - A pure PHP secure communications library.
random_compat - PHP 5.x support for 500 81
RandomLib - A library for generating random numbers and strings. 638 117
SecurityMultiTool - A PHP security library. 57 5
SensioLabs Security Check - A web tool to check your Composer dependencies for security advisories.
TCrypto - A simple encrypted key-value storage library. 53 10
VAddy - A continuous security testing platform for web applications.
Zed - An integrated penetration testing tool for web applications.
Libraries and tools for working with and storing passwords.
GenPhrase - A library for generating secure random passphrases. 66 2
Password Compat - A compatibility library for the new PHP 5.5 password functions. 1k 215
Password Validator - A library for validating and upgrading password hashes. 136 10
Password-Generator - PHP library to generate random passwords. 67 14
PHP Password Lib - A library for generating and validating passwords. 258 34
phpass - A portable password hashing framework.
Zxcvbn PHP - A realistic PHP password strength estimate library based on Zxcvbn JS. 370 47
Libraries and tools for analysing, parsing and manipulating codebases.
Libraries for managing code quality, formatting and linting.
PHP CodeSniffer - A library that detects PHP, CSS and JS coding standard violations. 4k 1k
PHP CS Fixer - A coding standards fixer library. 6k 1k
PHP Mess Detector - A library that scans code for bugs, sub-optimal code, unused parameters and more.
PHPCheckstyle - A tool to help adhere to certain coding conventions. 90 24
PHPCPD - A library that detects copied and pasted code. 1k 157
Libraries for performing static analysis of PHP code.
Exakat - A static analysis engine for PHP. 89 16
Mondrian - A code analysis tool using Graph Theory. 188 9
phan - A static analyzer based on PHP 7+ and the php-ast extension. 239 18
PHPCompatibility - A PHP compatibility checker for PHP CodeSniffer. 812 138
PhpDependencyAnalysis - A tool to create customisable dependency graphs. 276 20
PHP Metrics - A static metric library. 498 99
PHP Migration - A static analyzer for PHP version migration. 94 8
PHPStan - A PHP Static Analysis Tool. 3k 241
Pslam - A static analysis tool for finding errors in PHP applications. 685 52
Libraries related to design patterns, programming approaches and ways to organize code.
Compose - A function composition library. 60 4
Design Patterns PHP - A repository of software patterns implemented in PHP. 13k 3k
Finite - A simple PHP finite state machine.
Functional PHP - A functional programming library. 1k 152
Galapagos - Evolutionary language transformation.
Iter - A library that provides iteration primitives using generators. 620 44
Monad PHP - A simple Monad library. 116 24
Patchwork - A library for redefining userland functions.
PHP Option - An option type library. 541 33
Pipeline - A pipeline pattern implementation. 347 43
Ruler - A simple stateless production rules engine. 456 61
RulerZ - A powerful rule engine and implementation of the Specification pattern. 561 57
Debugging and Profiling
Libraries and tools for debugging and profiling code.
APM - Monitoring extension collecting errors and statistics into SQLite/MySQL/StatsD.
Barbushin PHP Console - Another web debugging console using Google Chrome. 1k 225
Blackfire.io - A low-overhead code profiler.
Kint - A debugging and profiling tool. 264 28
PHP Console - A web debugging console. 261 43
PHP Debug Bar - A debugging toolbar.
PHPBench - A benchmarking Framework. 589 44
Tideways.io - Monitoring and profiling tool
Tracy - A simple error detection, logging and time measuring library. 824 188
xDebug - A debug and profile tool for PHP. 1k 361
XHProf - A profiling tool originally developed by Facebook. 1k 416
Z-Ray - A debug and profile tool for Zend Server.
Project build and automation tools.
Bob - A simple project automation tool. 78 2
Box - A utility to build PHAR files. 1k 75
Construct - A PHP project/micro-package generator. 466 46
Phake - A rake PHP clone library. 355 32
Phing - A PHP project build system inspired by Apache Ant.
Libraries for automating and running tasks.
Bldr - A PHP Task runner built on Symfony components.
Jobby - A PHP cron job manager without modifying crontab. 372 62
Robo - A PHP Task runner with object-orientated configurations. 586 93
Task - A pure PHP task runner inspired by Grunt and Gulp.
Tools for building navigation structures.
- A menu library. 481 209
Tools for managing, compressing and minifying website assets.
Munee - An asset optimiser library. 916 118
Puli - A library for determining assets absolute paths. 475 38
BowerPHP - A PHP implementation of Bower. A package manager for the web 738 88
Libraries for geocoding addresses and working with latitudes and longitudes.
GeoCoder - A geocoding library.
GeoJSON - A GeoJSON implementation. 128 33
GeoTools - A library of geo-related tools. 852 88
PHPGeo - A simple geo library. 824 146
Date and Time
Libraries for working with dates and times.
CalendR - A calendar management library.
Carbon - A simple DateTime API extension. 6k 959
Chronos - A DateTime API extension supporting both mutable and immutable date/time. 393 39
Moment.php - Moment.js inspired PHP DateTime handler with i18n support. 645 130
Yasumi - An library to help you calculate the dates and names of holidays. 371 74
Libraries that are event-driven or implement non-blocking event loops.
Amp - An event driven non-blocking I/O library. 1k 95
Broadway - An event source and CQRS library. 138 27
Cake Event - An event dispatcher library (CP). 12 2
Elephant.io - Yet another web socket library.
Evenement - An event dispatcher library. 359 36
Event - An event library with a focus on domain events. 257 45
Hoa EventSource - An event source library. 76 14
Hoa WebSocket - Another web socket library. 381 58
Prooph Event Store - An event source component to persist event messages 283 42
Ratchet - A web socket library. 4k 585
React - An event driven non-blocking I/O library. 3k 257
Rx.PHP - A reactive extension library. 237 23
Workerman - An event driven non-blocking I/O library. 5k 2k
Libraries for generating and working with log files.
Monolog - A comprehensive logger. 6k 1k
Libraries and applications for taking payments and building online e-commerce stores.
Money - A PHP implementation of Fowler's money pattern. 1k 138
OmniPay - A framework agnostic multi-gateway payment processing library. 4k 739
Payum - A payment abstraction library.
Shopware - Highly customizable e-commerce software 881 887
Swap - An exchange rates library. 851 67
Sylius - An open source e-commerce solution.
Libraries and software for working with PDF files.
Dompdf - A HTML to PDF converter. 4k 1k
PHPPdf - A library for generating PDFs and images from XML. 314 60
Snappy - A PDF and image generation library. 3k 386
WKHTMLToPDF - A tool to convert HTML to PDF. 6k 899
Libraries for working with office suite documents.
ExcelAnt - A library for manipulating Microsoft Excel documents. 30 13
PHPPowerPoint - A library for working with Microsoft PowerPoint Presentations. 327 146
PHPWord - A library for working with Microsoft Word documents. 3k 1k
PHPSpreadsheet - A pure PHP library for reading and writing spreadsheet files (successor of PHPExcel) 1k 240
Libraries for interacting with databases using object-relational mapping (ORM) or datamapping techniques.
Atlas.Orm - A data mapper implementation for your persistence model in PHP. 374 41
Aura.Sql - Provides an extension to the native PDO along with a profiler and connection locator. 421 103
Aura.SqlQuery - Independent query builders for MySQL, PostgreSQL, SQLite, and Microsoft SQL Server. 263 79
Baum - A nested set implementation for Eloquent. 2k 304
Cake ORM - Object-Relational Mapper, implemented using the DataMapper pattern (CP). 122 16
Doctrine Extensions - A collection of Doctrine behavioural extensions. 2k 1k
Doctrine - A comprehensive DBAL and ORM.
Eloquent - A simple ORM (L5). 1k 525
LazyRecord - A fast ORM designed for simplicity, extendability and performance. 51 5
Pomm - An Object Model Manager for PostgreSQL. 135 32
Propel - A fast ORM, migration library and query builder.
ProxyManager - A set of utilities to generate proxy objects for data mappers. 797 139
RedBean - A lightweight, configuration-less ORM.
Spot2 - A MySQL datamapper ORM. 8 6
Libraries to help manage database schemas and migrations.
Doctrine Migrations - A migration library for Doctrine.
Migrations - A migration management library. 34 0
Phinx - Another database migration library. 224 87
PHPMig - Another migration management library. 466 83
Ruckusing - Database migrations for PHP ala ActiveRecord Migrations with support for MySQL, Postgres, SQLite. 499 107
Libraries for working with "NoSQL" backends.
Monga - A MongoDB abstraction library. 320 41
MongoQB - A MongoDB query builder library. 142 57
PHPMongo - A MongoDB ORM. 169 53
Predis - A feature complete Redis library. 4k 743
Libraries for working with event and task queues.
Bernard - A multibackend abstraction library. 854 111
BunnyPHP - A performant pure-PHP AMQP (RabbitMQ) sync and also async (ReactPHP) library. 281 43
Pheanstalk - A Beanstalkd client library. 1k 243
PHP AMQP - A pure PHP AMQP library. 707 238
Tarantool Queue - PHP bindings for Tarantool Queue. 40 3
Thumper - A RabbitMQ pattern library. 47 18
Libraries and software for indexing and performing search queries on data.
Libraries related to the command line.
Aura.Cli - Provides the equivalent of request ( Context ) and response ( Stdio ) objects for the command line interface, including Getopt support, and an independent Help object for describing commands. 103 28
Boris - A tiny PHP REPL.
Cilex - A micro framework for building command line tools. 625 93
- A library for building CLI menus. 821 57
CLIFramework - A command-line framework supports zsh/bash completion generation, subcommands and option constraints. It also powers phpbrew. 324 50
CLImate - A library for outputting colours and special formatting. 1k 113
Commando - Another simple command line opt parser. 629 72
Cron Expression - A library to calculate cron run dates. 1k 215
GetOpt - A command line opt parser. 32 10
GetOptionKit - Another command line opt parser. 108 31
Hoa Console - Another command line library. 239 28
OptParse - Another command line opt parser. 13 0
Pecan - An event-driven, non-blocking shell. 30 1
PsySH - Another PHP REPL. 2k 238
ShellWrap - A simple command line wrapper library. 692 73
Authentication and Authorization
Libraries for implementing user authentication and authorization.
Aura.Auth - Provides authentication functionality and session tracking using various adapters. 93 35
Hawk - A Hawk HTTP authentication library. 63 11
SocialConnect Auth - An open source social sign (OAuth1\OAuth2\OpenID\OpenIDConnect).
Json Web Token - Json Tokens to authenticate and transmit information. 2k 225
OAuth 1.0 Client - An OAuth 1.0 client library. 157 62
OAuth 2.0 Client - An OAuth 2.0 client library. 2k 570
OAuth2 Server - Another OAuth2 server implementation.
OAuth2 Server - An OAuth2 authentication server, resource server and client library.
Opauth - A multi-provider authentication framework. 2k 310
PHP oAuthLib - Another OAuth library. 1k 511
Sentinel Social - A library for social network authentication.
Sentinel - A framework agnostic authentication & authorisation library.
- A Twitter OAuth library. 4k 2k
- A fully tested Twitter SDK. 38 2
Libraries for working with markup.
Cebe Markdown - An fast and extensible Markdown parser. 662 140
Ciconia - Another Markdown parser that supports Github flavoured Markdown. 320 22
CommonMark PHP - A Markdown parser which supports the full 935 117 CommonMark spec.
Decoda - A lightweight markup parser library. 188 52
Emoji - A library that converts unicode characters and names into emoji images.
HTML to Markdown - Converts HTML into Markdown. 469 94
HTML5 PHP - An HTML5 parser and serializer library. 459 78
Parsedown - Another Markdown parser. 5k 870
PHP Markdown - A Markdown parser. 3k 578
Libraries for parsing and manipulating strings.
Agent - A PHP desktop/mobile user agent parser, based on Mobiledetect. 1k 143
ANSI to HTML5 - An ANSI to HTML5 converter library. 106 19
Color Jizz - A library for manipulating and converting colours. 235 34
Device Detector - Another library for parsing user agent strings. 1k 219
Hoa String - Another UTF-8 string library. 27 4
Jieba-PHP - A PHP port of Python's jieba. Chinese text segmentation for natural language processing. 353 104
Mobile-Detect - A lightweight PHP class for detecting mobile devices (including tablets). 8k 2k
Patchwork UTF-8 - A portable library for working with UTF-8 strings. 63 6
Slugify - A library to convert strings to slugs. 1k 186
SQL Formatter - A library for formatting SQL statements. 900 198
Stringy - A string manipulation library with multibyte support. 2k 179
Text - A text manipulation library. 27 3
UA Parser - A library for parsing user agent strings. 1k 405
URLify - A PHP port of Django's URLify.js. 547 84
UUID - A library for generating UUIDs. 3k 248
Libraries for working with numbers.
ByteUnits - A library to parse, format and convert byte units in binary and metric systems. 45 12
LibPhoneNumber for PHP - A PHP implementation of Google's phone number handling library. 2k 309
Math - A library for working with large numbers. 35 5
Numbers PHP - A library for working with numbers. 109 9
PHP Conversion - Another library for converting between units of measure. 11 1
PHP Units of Measure - A library for converting between units of measure. 109 37
Filtering and Validation
Libraries for filtering and validating data.
Aura.Filter - Provides tools to validate and sanitize objects and arrays. 115 48
Cake Validation - Another validation library (CP). 24 1
DMS Filter - An annotation filtering library. 35 5
Filterus - A simple PHP filtering library. 430 65
ISO-codes - A library for validating inputs according standards from ISO, International Finance, Public Administrations, GS1, Book Industry, Phone numbers & Zipcodes for many countries 501 67
MetaYaml - A schema validation library that supports YAML, JSON and XML. 61 16
Respect Validation - A simple validation library. 4k 888
Upload - A library for handling file uploads and validation.
Valitron - Another validation library. 933 219
Volan - Another simplified validation library.
Libraries and web tools for developing APIs.
API Platform - Expose in minutes an hypermedia REST API that embraces JSON-LD, Hydra format.
Apigility - An API builder built with Zend Framework 2. 495 177
Drest - A library for exposing Doctrine entities as REST resource endpoints. 86 13
HAL - A Hypertext Application Language (HAL) builder library. 193 46
Hateoas - A HATEOAS REST web service library. 792 124
Negotiation - A content negotiation library. 417 46
Restler - A lightweight framework to expose PHP methods as RESTful web API. 1k 372
wsdl2phpgenerator - A tool to generate PHP classes from SOAP WSDL files. 579 219
Libraries for caching data.
Alternative PHP Cache (APC) - Open opcode cache for PHP.
APIx Cache - A thin PSR-6 cache wrapper to various caching backends emphasising cache tagging and indexing.
CacheTool - A tool to clear APC/opcode caches from the command line. 382 37
Cake Cache - A caching library (CP). 12 4
Doctrine Cache - A caching library. 609 213
Metaphore - Cache slam defense using a semaphore to prevent dogpile effect. 73 8
Stash - Another library for caching. 837 144
Zend Cache - Another caching library (ZF2). 31 47
Data Structure and Storage
Libraries that implement data structure or storage techniques.
Ardent - A library of data structures. 621 59
Cake Collection - A simple collections library (CP). 30 4
Collections - Collections Abstraction library for PHP. 44 15
Fractal - A library for converting complex data structures to JSON output. 2k 361
Ginq - Another PHP library based on .NET's LINQ. 198 25
JsonMapper - A library that maps nested JSON structures onto PHP classes. 274 59
Knapsack - Collection library inspired by Clojure's sequences. 600 36
PHP Collections - A simple collections library. 264 40
PINQ - A PHP library based on .NET's LINQ (Language Integrated Query). 400 19
Porter - Data import abstraction framework. 344 23
Serializer - A library for serialising and de-serialising data. 859 577
Totem - A library to manage and create data changesets. 70 4
YaLinqo - Yet Another LINQ to Objects for PHP. 276 20
Zend Serializer - Another library for serialising and de-serialising data (ZF2). 11 18
Libraries for working with notification software.
JoliNotif - A cross-platform library for desktop notification (support for Growl, notify-send, toaster, etc) 800 70
Nod - A notification library (e.g., Growl). 29 1
Notification Pusher - A standalone library for device push notifications. 982 293
Notificato - A library for handling push notifications. 207 43
Notificator - A lightweight notification library. 139 23
Php-pushwoosh - A PHP Library to easily send push notifications with the Pushwoosh REST Web Services. 46 32
Libraries for project deployment.
Deployer - A deployment tool. 5k 819
Envoy - A tool to run SSH tasks with PHP. 995 171
Plum - A deployer library. 88 9
Pomander - A deployment tool for PHP applications. 216 16
Rocketeer - A fast and easy deployer for the PHP world. 3k 268
Internationalisation and Localisation
Libraries for Internationalization (I18n) and Localization (L10n).
Aura.Intl - Provides internationalization (I18N) tools, specifically package-oriented per-locale message translation. 70 27
Cake I18n - Message translation and localization for dates and numbers (CP) 13 1
Third Party APIs
Libraries for accessing third party APIs.
Amazon Web Service SDK - The official PHP AWS SDK library. 3k 987
Campaign Monitor - The official Campaign Monitor PHP library.
Digital Ocean - A library to interface with the Digital Ocean API. 129 7
Dropbox SDK - The official PHP Dropbox SDK library. 230 113
Github - A library to interface with the Github API. 56 12
Mailgun The official Mailgun PHP API. 662 221
PHP Github API - Another library to interface with the Github API. 1k 513
S3 Stream Wrapper - A stream wrapper library for Amazon S3. 10 1
Stripe - The official Stripe PHP library. 1k 487
Twilio - The official Twilio PHP REST API. 986 479
- A library to interface with Twitter's OAuth workflow. 6 1
- A library to interact with Twitter's REST API. 18 4
Libraries to help build PHP extensions.
PHP CPP - A C++ library for developing PHP extensions.
Zephir - A compiled language between PHP and C++ for developing PHP extensions. 2k 476
Useful libraries or tools that don't fit in the categories above.
Annotations - An annotations library (part of Doctrine). 494 136
BotMan - A framework agnostic PHP library to build cross-platform chat bots. 2k 243
Cake Utility - Utility classes such as Inflector, String, Hash, Security and Xml (CP). 33 7
Chief - A command bus library. 39 4
ClassPreloader - A library for optimising autoloading. 117 20
Country List - A list of all countries with names and ISO 3166-1 codes. 3k 1k
Embera - An Oembed consumer library. 150 35
Essence - A library for extracting web media. 399 42
Flux - A regular expression building library. 329 23
Graphviz - A Graphviz library. 44 21
Hprose-PHP - A very newbility RPC Library, support 25+ languages now. 987 270
JSON Lint - A JSON lint utility. 258 44
JSONPCallbackValidator - A library for validating JSONP callbacks. 22 4
Jumper - A remote service executor library. 26 1
LadyBug - A dumper library. 132 18
Lambda PHP - A Lambda calculus interpreter in PHP. 15 2
LiteCQRS - A CQRS (Command Query Responsibility Separation) library. 247 32
Metrics - A simple metrics API library. 199 32
noCAPTCHA - Helper for Google's noCAPTCHA (reCAPTCHA). 156 24
Nmap - A PHP wrapper around 70 36 Nmap.
Opengraph - An opengraph library. 50 7
- A pagination library. 809 178
PHP Expression - A PHP expression language. 20 2
PHP PassBook - A PHP library for iOS PassBook. 187 62
PHP-GPIO - A library for playing with the Raspberry PI's GPIO pins. 98 29
PHP-ML - A library for Machine Learning in PHP. 3k 424
PHPCR - A PHP port of the Java Content Repository (JCR). 390 43
PHPStack - A TCP/IP stack proof of concept written in PHP.
print_o - An object graph visualizer. 65 9
Procrastinator - A library for running time consuming tasks. 48 6
Prooph Service Bus - Lightweight message bus supporting CQRS and Micro Services 294 41
RMT - A library for versioning and releasing software. 352 38
sabre/vobject - A library for parsing VCard and iCalendar objects. 8 2
Slimdump - An easy dumper tool for MySQL. 39 7
Spork - A process forking library. 610 59
Sslurp - A library that makes dealing with SSL suck less. 48 7
SuperClosure - A library that allows Closures to be serialized. 689 85
Symfony VarDumper - A variable dumper component (SF).
Underscore - A PHP port of the Underscore JS library.
Whoops - A pretty error handling library. 5k 570
Software for creating a development environment.
Tools to help install and manage PHP on your computer.
HomeBrew PHP - A PHP tap for HomeBrew. 3k 958
HomeBrew - A package manager for OSX.
PHP Brew - A PHP version manager and installer. 3k 315
PHP Build - Another PHP version installer. 352 81
PHP Env - Another PHP version manager. 334 34
PHP OSX - A PHP installer for OSX.
PHP Switch - Another version manager. 80 9
VirtPHP - A tool for creating and managing isolated PHP environments.
Software and tools for creating a sandboxed development environment.
Ansible - A radically simple orchestration framework.
Phansible - A web tool for building PHP development virtual machines with Ansible.
Protobox - Another web tool for building PHP development virtual machines.
PuPHPet - A web tool for building PHP development virtual machines.
Puppet - A server automation framework and application.
Vagrant - A portable development environment utility.
Docker - A containerization platform.
Alternative PHP virtual machines.
Hack - A programming language for HHVM that interoperates seamlessly with PHP.
HHVM - A Virtual Machine, Runtime and JIT for PHP by Facebook. 16k 3k
HippyVM - Another PHP virtual machine. 930 62
Text Editors and IDEs
Text Editors and Integrated Development Environments (IDE) with support for PHP.
Web-based applications and tools.
3V4L - An online PHP & HHVM shell.
DBV - A database version control application.
PHP Queue - An application for managing queueing backends. 397 38
MailCatcher - A web tool for capturing and viewing emails. 4k 457
Cachet - The open source status page system.
phpBeanstalkdAdmin - Monitoring and administration interface for Beanstalkd. 127 23
phpRedisAdmin - A simple web interface to manage 985 296 Redis databases.
phpPgAdmin - A web-based administration tool for PostgreSQL. 259 147
phpMyAdmin - A web interface for MySQL/MariaDB. 3k 2k
Adminer - Database management in a single PHP file.
Grav - A modern flat-file CMS. 9k 1k
Lychee - An easy to use and great looking photo-management-system. 4k 528
Infrastructure for providing PHP applications and services.
appserver.io - A multithreaded application server for PHP, written in PHP.
php-pm - A process manager, supercharger and load balancer for PHP applications. 4k 219
Various resources, such as books, websites and articles, for improving your PHP development skills and knowledge.
Useful PHP-related websites.
Useful websites related to web development.
Fantastic PHP-related books.
Books related to general computing and web development.
Fantastic PHP-related videos.
Podcasts with a focus on PHP topics.
PHP-releated reading materials.
PHP Internals Reading
Reading materials related to the PHP internals or performance.
Fantastic PHP-related magazines.