A tiny and very simple micro-framework

v1.4 2013-09-10 08:28 UTC


Author: Guillaume Pasquet (aka Etenil)

Atlatl is a fast and modular MVC framework for PHP


Atlatl is licensed under GPLv3 license. See LICENSE file for further details.

Project Goals

The overall goal of this branch is to make a viable core for a bigger framework, with plug-ins support and MVC structure in place and built-in support for multiple applications.

Testability needs to be stressed with the introduction of Dependency-Injection and PHPUnit support.

Finally, security features will be introduced as PHP only provides very basic safety guards and this should be part of the core of any non-trivial project.


Here is an example of how to use atlatl:


$app = new atlatl\Core('/atlatl/test.php');

class TestModule extends atlatl\Module {
	protected $name;
	function hello() {
		return "Hello ".$this->name."!";

class TestController extends atlatl\Controller {
	function test() {
		echo $this->modules->TestModule->hello();

$app->loadModule('TestModule', array('name' => 'Guillaume'));
$app->serve(array('/' => 'TestController::test'));

First we are creating a new Atlatl app. An important thing to notice here is the prefix that we pass on to the application. This prefix is the part of URL that sits between the domain name and the framework's location. In the example, the framework sits at a URL like so:

Then we create a new module that will return a greeting with a name. The controller will handle the requests and inherit the loaded modules from the app.

Finally we set up the routes and serve.

For more information, refer to the file.


Many thanks to Joe Topjian for the original GluePHP code.