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Become a sponsor to The Phalcon PHP Framework

Phalcon is a full stack PHP framework, delivered as a PHP extension, offering lower resource consumption and high performance. Founded in 2012 and over the years established a small but dedicated community. People and organizations all over the world depend on Phalcon for their projects.

Phalcon is developed in a language that we have invented called Zephir. With its PHP-style syntax, it helps us maintain Phalcon with ease. It also offers an easy way for developers to create PHP extensions.

💖 Team

We are a small team of two developers (for now), Anton and Nikos, who work on the project in their own free time. Our wonderful community continuously suggests new features, fixes bugs and pushes us to make Phalcon better on a daily basis.

🔭 Mission

Our mission is to establish Phalcon as one of the go-to frameworks for PHP, that has a wealth of features while offering performance and lower resource consumption. Doing so requires resources and time.

We have released v4 which brought Phalcon in alignment with PSR interfaces and thus making it more extendable, and introduces the ground work for additional changes and enhancements to come in future versions.

We are getting ready to release v5, a version that is fully compatible with PHP 8.0 and 8.1 (waiting for dependency packages). This version enjoys a lot of refactoring and a more flexible way of doing things. We have significantly increased the code coverage and cleaned up a lot of the areas where the code was not optimal. We expect a stable release this Christmas!!

💸 Funding

We already have some funds available to us from existing backers and sponsors. We always try to use the funds wisely. Lately we have been using the funds to pay for developers to help us with Zephir as well as tasks for Phalcon, i.e. upgrading applications to v/5, work on the developer tools, migrations, sample applications etc.

Goals

Full Time Development! One of our main goals is to be able to have sustained funding on a per month basis, so that we can sponsor one developer for a day or two per week to work on Phalcon full time. The more funds we can secure, the more time we can request from a developer to spend on Phalcon.

If we can obtain a steady funding stream where we can pay a developer full time, would greatly help the framework.

Phalcon Company

Our long term plan is to create a company that would offer support and services to companies all around the world. We are not there yet and in order to do so, we will need your help with these early baby steps.

🙏 Thank you!

Thank you for your consideration and for Phlying with Phalcon!

26 sponsors have funded phalcon’s work.

@qmegas
@andresgutierrez
@DestinyMKas
@elcreator
@6trading
@ruudboon
@Montana
@Ruzgfpegk
@alrieckert
@dredasss
@educury
@tztztztz
@yannux
@pyatin
@emagus
@f-do
@niden
@borisdelev
@fvromera
@Ultimater
@Brade
Private Sponsor
@RaulRaf95
@iogates
@postype
@elstin

Meet the team

Featured work

  1. phalcon/cphalcon

    High performance, full-stack PHP framework delivered as a C extension.

  2. phalcon/phalcon

    [WIP] Phalcon Framework. Work will continue after release of v5.0

    PHP 143
  3. phalcon/incubator

    Incubator adapters/functionality for the Phalcon PHP Framework

    PHP 736
  4. phalcon/migrations

    Generate or migrate database changes via migrations.

    PHP 24
  5. phalcon/phalcon-devtools

    Phalcon Developer Tools

    JavaScript 1,314
  6. phalcon/docs

    Phalcon Framework documentation

    HTML 316

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Approximate traffic: 35-40K page views per month