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Another framework you ask? Well, this project originally started as a set of classes to test the features of the Swoole networking library for PHP. Overtime as more services were built which were used to try out the ability of Swoole, the project formed into a fully featured web framework based on a new async/coroutine programming model that has not really been seen before with PHP.

Compared to other frameworks or adaptors based around Swoole, Voltis is built from the ground up, supporting the event-driven, asynchronous, non-blocking I/O nature of the Swoole programming model. Voltis aims to be a fully featured option for when you want to build a modern PHP web application with Swoole, Voltis is designed to have minimal dependencies other than Swoole, making it easy and flexible to adapt and move forward with the async/coroutine paradigm that Swoole provides, also following mature standards and best practices, so you may find Voltis very similar to other frameworks, helping adoption and enabling developers to get started quickly.

What is Voltis?

Voltis is a full-stack web framework for PHP designed to be highly opinionated and follow a lot of established conventions, based on the Swoole networking library provided as a PHP extension. Voltis follows a coroutine based async model to achieve higher performance in server requests, it is very different from the traditional PHP stateless request lifecycle but still allows you to write synchronous or asynchronous code with the freedom of coroutines.

What can Voltis be used for?

Just like any other web framework, you can use Voltis to create a fully featured website or backend API service. However, Voltis has its own built-in HTTP server that runs from the command line, all based on the Swoole HTTP Server, everything runs directly from PHP, no Apache mod or PHP-FPM.

The Voltis framework has many built-in components to make web development easier and less stressful, for example, Voltis can handle the authentication processes, frontend rendering, database connection pools and security practices like XSS filtering or CSRF (Cross-site Request Forgery) prevention. Voltis is designed to be easy to install and develop with, focusing on web applications, you can build your next microservice, API, website or real time app with Voltis.

What does the name Voltis mean?

Voltis is a combination of two words. The first one being "Voltage", this links to electricity and resembles the frameworks focus on performance, being reactive, modern and powerful. And the second word is "Artis", a Latin word meaning "Craft". The second word links to the idea of "crafting" something with Voltis.

Voltis was renamed from Polyel

Polyel is the previous name for the Voltis framework.