Code better, deploy faster, discover PHP frameworks
PHP, as simple and flexible as it is, has gained great popularity among developers who fill the web world with new products. These products make our lives easier: every time we text via Facebook or read about something to win the argument with our friends. Flickr, Tumblr, Canva – all these tools that you might have used at least once are built with this programming language. No matter how much haters blame spaghetti code and lack of structure, almost 80% of all websites use PHP one way or another, which means it is still competitive.
However, what adds colors to the development, making it easy, consistent, and fruitful is… A FRAMEWORK! Yep, SapientPro uses them a great deal. We consider them to be precious treasures because frameworks saved us a lot of time, helped our devs to solve many issues faster, and left our clients content with the result.
Why should you use a PHP framework?
- to develop fast and accelerate deploy;
- to get enormous community support, which embraces basically every issue that might appear;
- to customize the app according to users’ needs;
- to have a structured, standardized, hence, understandable code;
- to add scalable tools, track metrics, and plan the performance improvement;
- to empower security.
What if you don’t use a PHP framework?
- say hello to spaghetti code (nope, those are not rumors)
- two R’s: redundant code & redundant work result is bugs, warnings and postponed deployment;
- disorganization – harder for new developers to grasp the code in the middle of the project;
- reuse the code in your dreams, then wake up and code every function from scratch;
- changed “A”? Yeah, that’s why “B” broke!
Most frameworks are object-oriented and utilizing MVC pattern. They all will improve your development in terms of speed, code reduction and reusability. Usually, the difference is in specific features that fit certain projects. That’s why development teams often work with 2 and more frameworks. So, to tame the code and provide high-value solutions to our clients, SapientPro has used these topsolutions. That’s what we’ve noticed:
- Laravel fits rapid development, however, you lose customization points
- Symfony fits long-term enterprise-scale projects, however, you sacrifice cost-efficiency;
- Yii is a great choice if you value simplicity or security, however, you give up on complex features;
LARAVEL – web artisans’ PHP framework
Popular, easy to learn, and elegant – all of it is true about Laravel. It offers its supporters improved composer, authorization, localization, caching, queues, sessions, e-mail sending, unit tests, and the most progressive PHP community. Of course, Laravel development has its ups and downs:
+ Elaborate documentation;
+ Strong security measures;
+ Powerful community support;
+ Rapid development;
+ Low learning curve.
– Legacy system;
– Not enough devs in the market;
– Lack of flexibility because of redundant modules out of the box.