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A new PHP framework for the rule breakers and the renegades

"I always thought Trongate was a rather ambitious project. But after checking it out this morning, I don't think I'll ever use another framework again." - Clare Apumami

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Key Features


Automatic Installer

No command line. No Git. No 'Composer dot phar'. No Yaml. No Packagist. Trongate installs itself. Simply download the free Trongate desktop app and set up entire database driven apps in seconds!


API Manager

Trongate's best in class API Manager sets a new standard for rapid API development. Mobile developers and JavaScript developers - you're in for a treat!


Advanced File Uploaders

Trongate sets a new standard for PHP by letting developers build highly performant features in record time. This includes some of the fastest file uploaders in the industry.


Graphical Query Builder

Trongate is the only framework that comes with a free graphical SQL query builder. So, now you can build complex table joins easily and liberate yourself from costly db mangement software.


Updates Itself

Whenever new features come out you get an alert, asking if you want it. If you want it, you click 'yes'. Then it self-updates. Another industry first! By the way, Trongate is also the first PHP framework that aims to be v1 forever!


Automatic Code Generator

With Trongate, you get a revolutionary code generator to help take care of boring boilerplate code. Your productivity levels are about to go through the roof!


JavaScript Components

With Trongate you can build beautiful pop up calendars, time pickers, date-range pickers and even drag and drop file uploaders in seconds!


Custom Themes

Unlike some frameworks that tether users to a particular design, Trongate lets you choose from a potentially unlimited number of design themes for your admin panels.


Custom CSS Library

Frameworks should NOT depend upon third party libraries. That's why Trongate has its own CSS library. Yet another industry first!


Modular HAVC

Trongate uses Hierarchical Asset View Controller architecture. It's like HMVC on steroids! Finally, the PHP community have a "truely modular" PHP framework.


Module Import Wizard

Easily import entire modules, including SQL data. Drag 'n' drop web development, at last.


An App Store!

Trongate's Module Market is the PHP community's first legitimate challenge to the Composer / Packagist combo. Goodbye henhouse. Hello sunshine!

Trongate is multiple times faster than all of the other leading PHP frameworks

All of the benchmarks below come from independent tests where higher values equate to better performance.

Thanks to Adam Spencer for donating these benchmark results.

PLEASE NOTE: We do not have any test results in yet for Phalcon. However, we welcome any data in this regard and we're confident of a win for Team Trongate.

Trongate abandons all of the things that hold PHP developers back and replaces them with genuine innovation. The result? A brave new framework that's several times faster than the competition. FINALLY, the PHP community has a framework that's worthy of PHP 8's new JIT compiler.

Wow! Check out all of the stuff that Trongate DOESN'T have!

No Third Party Libraries

No framework worth its salt should be dependent upon third party libraries! The moment you add third party libraries to a framework, you're inheriting someone else's code, someone else's rewrite schedule and someone else's problems. To be clear: It's okay to use third party libraries with Trongate. Some of them are fantastic. However, they are not an integral part of the framework. Trongate developers are free to use or not use third party libaries as they please.

Since Trongate comes with its own JavaScript components, HTML templates and even a Trongate CSS library, it means that PHP developers finally have a framework that's built for stability from the ground-up.

No Insane Frequent Rewrites

Trongate was made for developers who want to build large enterprise apps, launch them and leave them online for five years. The whole framework was built with a simple but apparently unique idea: Wouldn't it be nice if we all stopped rewriting everything constantly? Whenever new features are added to the Trongate framework, your apps can be automatically updated at the click of a button, without breaking your code.

While 'they' rewrite their frameworks, we rewrite history!

No More Features That YOU DON'T NEED

Template engines, unit testing, ORMs, migrations, service containers. You won't find any of that here! Same goes for Composer, Packagist and everything to do with the initials P.S.R. The decision to leave out all of these things was not taken lightly. Trongate gives you a faster, easier and better way of using PHP. Given the fact that Trongate vastly outperforms all of the other leading PHP frameworks, it would appear that we're onto something good!

No Exams Or Certification

You'll never see exams or web development certificates being sold here. That's a promise! Trongate is here to keep the doors of web development open.

Free Forever

The Trongate framework is free and it will always be free. That's a promise. The same goes for the Trongate Desktop App and the use of the Trongate Module Market, where you'll find a growing assortment of free code to help you to get started.

You have a rock solid guarantee for free for ever. Congratulations! More than that, Trongate uses the MIT license. That's the cool one! It's the one that gets out of your way and lets you use everything commercially.

So, what are you waiting for? Join the Revolution. Use Trongate!

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