Kohana is a PHP framework based on HMVC (==PAC, similar to MVC) architecture. Kohana stands out with having numerous features for web app development.
A rich array of tools is included in the standard package (~1MB zipped), for example: translation tools; security patches; database controls; encryption; form validation; and others come with the standard version.
Kohana’s main focus is set on writing as few lines as possible — and it seems that Kohana makes up for these claims.
Kohana is a nice framework overall.
It has a solid documentation and an active community, although doesn’t really give sound reasons for migrating to it.
- Website: http://kohanaframework.org/