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How PHP Helps You Take a Firm Grasp on Web Development

Posted on the 01 May 2014 by Maria Mincey @mariamincey64

As web development continues to take giant leaps towards advancement, PHP development is being relied upon increasingly. This web development platform happens to be the best source of creating futuristic applications that do not skimp on user-friendliness either.

PHP Helps
PHP has turned into a massively popular platform that takes the usability and applicability quotient of software applications to a whole new level. Among the most modern and sophisticated web development tools, PHP is essentially a server side scripting language that has off-late being accepted by a growing breadth of audience.

Some of the most popular platforms of PHP include:

  • Symfony 2
  • CakePHP
  • Zend
  • CodeIgniter
  • Yii
  • Kohana
  • Pear
  • Laravel
  • Phalcon

Each of these frameworks is aimed at making the development exercise simpler and more rewarding for the web developers, who are incessantly in search of platforms that would give them the free rein to create the most unique and avant-garde applications. Not only the PHP frameworks give them that wherewithal, they also make it much simpler for the developers to march ahead towards their goal.

Let us take a closer look on the factors that fuel this platform to be the number one web development platform today:

  • PHP can be used for websites made on diversified open source platforms like WordPress, Joomla, Drupal, etc. This platform adds further dynamism and flair to the websites that already have a suite of options at their behest. Some small PHP codes can be appended with the capabilities of different CMSs to give the respective website a unique appeal in terms of the features it is equipped with, and the visual interface it flaunts.
  • PHP is a developer-friendly platform that does not confuse the web developers with obscure codes that comprise of convoluted codes and syntax. As the syntax is easier to understand and apply, it goes a long way in saving developer’s time and efforts. They find it a more amicable job to embed additional features as those features won’t add any further layer of intricacy to the application.
  • The easy code structure of PHP framework and applications also helps the developers who are in the beginners’ stage to understand the PHP codes with more clarity. And this is one of the primary reasons we are witnessing this spike in the number of PHP developers to have made their way into the programming ambit.
  • The PHP frameworks and the applications developed on them are highly scalable and flexible. And this is something that lends developers with incredible customization capability to tailor the web applications they develop to a great extent. Also, as and when there is a fluctuating trend on the development realm that in some way turns your applications’ features obsolete, you can use the PHP’s scalability to modify the application to suit those trends.
  • When it comes to hiring the PHP developers, that is also one exercise that tosses at you several options. PHP is a platform that is getting popular in the web development community, and thus, there are more and more programmers looking to make a career in this realm. Therefore, when you are recruiting developers for your PHP powered project, you have an assortment of choices at your behest. However, this assortment also contains a lot of inefficient programmers who may not be attuned to your requirements fully. And thus, you need the right talent on board in order to be assured that your project is being served by the right minds. Thereby, the hiring process has to be characterized by meticulousness. That said, owing to PHP’s popularity, the developers communities on the Internet contain a large number of reliable PHP developers who come with years of experience backing their skills. You can search for the developers you need within these communities. All you need to do is to study the portfolios of these developers and gauge if they are the right people for your project requirement.

PHP as a programming platform is headed for greater advancements. Being a part of this technology, you can leverage several benefits that can give you the wherewithal to dictate your projects’ direction in a manner most empowered and effective.


How PHP Helps You take a Firm Grasp on Web Development

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