The Fat-Free Framework is an open source PHP framework, written by Bong Cosca from 2009 to now. The philosophy behind the framework and its approach to software architecture is towards minimalism in structural components, avoiding application complexity and striking a balance between code elegance, application performance and programmer productivity. The Fat-Free Framework is engineered specifically with usability and user experience as its primary design goals. Out comes a full-featured toolkit for web artisans, that will make your daily work a lot easier, no matter if you're a beginner or expert.
Now version 3.6 is here! CHANGELOG.txt
The latest official release welcomes the summer with a bang and marks the final milestone in this version of the Fat-Free Framework. Packed with exciting new features and outstanding documentation that consumed significant time and effort to develop and refine, version 3.6 is finally available for download. This edition is packed with a bunch of new usability and security features.
F3 has a stable enterprise-class architecture. Unbeatable performance, user-friendly features and a lightweight footprint. What more can you ask for?
It is highly recommended that experienced users develop new applications with this version to take advantage of the latest features and the numerous significant improvements.
Fat-Free Framework is free and released as open source software covered by the terms of the GNU Public License (GPL v3). You may not use the software, documentation, and samples except in compliance with the license. If the terms and conditions of this license are too restrictive for your use, alternative licensing is available for a very reasonable fee.
If you feel that this software is one great weapon to have in your programming arsenal, it saves you a lot of time and money, use it for commercial gain or in your business organization, please consider making a donation to the project. A significant amount of time, effort, and money has been spent on this project. Your donations help keep this project alive and the development team motivated. Donors and sponsors get priority support (24-hour response time on business days).
Technical support is available at the official discussion forum: https://groups.google.com/forum/#!forum/f3-framework.
If you need live support, you can talk to the development team and other members of the F3 community via IRC. We're on the FreeNode
#fatfree channel (
chat.freenode.net). Visit http://webchat.freenode.net/ to join the conversation. You can also download the Firefox Chatzilla add-on or Pidgin if you don't have an IRC client so you can participate in the live chat.
F3 is an open source project, which means everyone is in position to contribute to the project. You can help out with bug reports, fixes in the code and of course your own plugins which extend F3 by more useful features.
F3 uses Git for version control. To clone the code repository on GitHub:
git clone git://firstname.lastname@example.org:bcosca/Fat-Free-Framework.git
If all you want is a zipball, grab it here.
To file a bug report, visit https://github.com/bcosca/fatfree/issues.
See what other users have made with F3:
Projects Around F3
|Bugtrckr||minimal but feature rich bug tracking system||Sascha Ohms|
|F3 Boilerplate||A F3 boilerplate MVC website skeleton using [HTML5 Boilerplate](http://html5boilerplate.com/ "HTML5 Boilerplate :: The web's most popular front-end template").
It's basically a skeleton web application you can use to learn the Fat-Free Framework and use as a base for your future projects.
|fabulog||a little example MVC blog with backend||ikkez|
|Phproject||A lightweight project management system||Alan Hardman|
|selfoss||selfoss: The new multipurpose rss reader, live stream, mashup, aggregation web application||Tobias Zeising|
|TaskShare||TaskShare is a really simple todo/task/list web app||Tim Habersack|
|ToothPaste||Lightweight Pastebin with a nice design||Sascha Ohms|
|Carb||A PHP command line tool for the automated generation of a new F3 project structure.||Jason Gilmore|
|FatFree Ajax Boilerplate||F3 Ajax application with timers to monitor performance||William Stam|
|Access||Route access control for the PHP Fat-Free Framework||Florent|
|Burgers||Burgers make the Fat-Free Framework fat. Includes ORM/Validation, User/Groups/ACL, Forms||Philipp Hirsch|
|Cortex||A general purpose ORM with support for relations and more||Christian Knuth|
|Cron||Job scheduling for the PHP Fat-Free Framework||Florent|
|FAL||A File Abstraction Layer across multiple filesystem adapters, with meta data support and F3 Caching features.||Christian Knuth|
|Multilang||Create multilingual apps with this localization plugin||Florent|
|Pagination||Create quick and easy Pagination for your F3 application.||Christian Knuth|
|SQL Schema Builder||An extension for creating and manipulating SQL database tables.||Christian Knuth|
|System Profile||A plugin for grabbing system information like online users and load levels. Also supports basic interpretation of load levels, which allows for adaptive throttling.||Steven Bredenberg|
|AxonREST||A plugin that handles PUT/POST/GET/DELETE operations against a named Axon model.||Steven Bredenberg|
|Currency||A simple plugin that converts a money value from one currency to another.||Steven Bredenberg|
|TableBuilder||An HTML table builder with basic support for paging.||Steven Bredenberg|
|URL||Allows for easy building and manipulation of complicated URLs.||Steven Bredenberg|
Some more Goodies
|Fat-Free Framework snippets for Sublime Text 2 and 3||view|
|Fat-Free Framework snippets for the PHPStorm / WebStorm IDE||view|
|Logos "Powered by F3" for your Website||download|
|Fat-Free Framework Template Engine Support for Brackets Code Hints||view|
|Tool to create JIG database from CSV data||view|
The Fat-Free Framework is community-driven software. It can't be what it is today without the help and support from the following people and organizations:
- Square Lines, LLC
- Stehlik & Company
- Talis Group, Ltd.
- G Holdings, LLC
- S2 Development, Ltd.
- Store Machine
- PHP Experts, Inc.
- Christian Knuth
- Sascha Ohms
- Jermaine Maree
- Lars Brandi Jensen
- Eyðun Lamhauge
- Sergey Zaretsky
- Daniel Kloke
- Brian Nelson
- Roberts Lapins
- Boris Gurevich
- Jose Maria Garrido Diaz
- Dawn Comfort
- Johan Viberg
- Povilas Musteikis
- Andrew Snook
- Jafar Amjad
- Taylor McCall
- Raymond Kirkland
- Yuriy Gerassimenko
- William Stam
- Sam George
- Steve Wasiura
- Andreas Ljunggren
- Sashank Tadepalli
- Chad Bishop
- Bradley Slavik
- Lee Blue
- Alexander Shatilo
- Justin Noel
- Ivan Kovac
- Tony's Internet Solutions
- Charles Stigler
- Attila van der Velde
- Indoblo Commerce Ltd.
- Jens Níemeyer
- Raghu Veer Dendukuri
- NovelLead B.V.
- Emir Alp
- Dominic Schwarz
- Sven Zahrend
- Matt Wielgos
- Maximilian Summe
- Caspar Frey
- Philip Lawrence
- Peter Beverwyk
- Judith Grass
- Randal Hintz
- Franz Josef
- Biswajit Nayak
- R Mohan
- Michael Messner
- Florent Racineux
- Jason Borseth
- Dmitrij Chernov
- Marek Toman
- Simone Cociancich
- Alan Holding
- Philipp Hirsch
- Aurélien Botermans
- Christian Treptow
- Кубарев Дмитрий (Dmitry Kubarev)
- Alexandru Catalin Trandafir
- Leigh Harrison
- Дмитриев Иван (Ivan Dmitriev)
- Sergeev Andrey
- Steven J Mixon
- Roland Fath
- Justin Parker
- Costas Menico
- Mathieu-Philippe Bourgeois
- Ryan McKillop
- Chris Clarke
- Ngan Ting On
- Eli Argon
- Seregin Andrew
- Marek Toman
- Diji Enterprises
- Kamil Kiblis
- Mars Yau
- Martin Latinov
- Malikov Evgene
- Andres Espinoza Arce
Special thanks to the selfless others who expressed their desire to remain anonymous, yet share their time, contribute code, send donations, promote the framework to a wider audience, as well as provide encouragement and regular financial assistance. Their generosity is F3's prime motivation.
A huge thanks to Jetbrains for supporting F3's core developers by providing a set of free licenses to their products for several years now!