FLOW3 is the software which is used to develop the new TYPO3 version 5.

Therefore FLOW3 is the development framework for TYPO3 and the extensions, but it can also be used for other PHP/MySQL driven applications like a CRM.

So, in a way, it can be compared to ZEND Framework.


  • FLOW3 is an offspring from the development of the upcoming TYPO3 5.0 Version, the newest version of the CMS.
  • FLOW3 can be used independently of TYPO3 as a development framework
  • It is published under the LGPL and thus Open Source
  • It's making extensive use of software development paradigms that had not been brought to PHP programming yet.

FLOW3 is not a pick'n'mix store of motley components. It's a framework which helps you with the infrastructure of your application. Object Lifecycle Management, Package Management, Resource Management and Security are on his home field. Real business logic is left over to third-party packages.

For more information visit the website: http://flow3.typo3.org

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