PHP is one of the most established, well-known scripting languages in the world and the PHP community includes a comprehensive ecosystem of frameworks used widely in the web ecosystem to support large volume usage and global web assets. When a business undertakes a project, it may already know that it wants to leverage PHP or its trusted IT consulting partner might recommend PHP as a crucial component of the development strategy.
“If a business is planning to use PHP in a new project, a reengineering initiative, or a migration or integration, it is important that the development team have experience in PHP design, development, configuration, integration and implementation.”
Here are three PHP frameworks that might make you sit up and take notice:
1. Laravel – Laravel is well-known and popular among PHP developers because it helps PHP development teams focus on design and provides a framework to ‘create’. Laravel was launched in 2011 and it is a stable framework with many features. Moreover, it allows the developer to work in a self-serve development environment with tools that allow for swift completion of tasks. Security features include authentication, email verification, seamless encryption, password management and reset, and authorization. The Blade template engine is easy to use and there are more than 15,000 Laravel packaged libraries ready-made to begin projects.
2. CakePHP – CakePHP was launched in 2005 and it has a stable history. It offers a clean, clear PHP development environment and minimizes the need for manual configuration. PHP developer can simply set up a database and start coding. The Components and Help features provide a simplified development environment so development projects can proceed quickly. Security features include encryption, password hashing, and safeguard form data. CakePHP includes numerous plugins and resources to get the project going quickly and with guidance.
3. Symphony – Think of Symphony as a library of tools. It includes a PHP framework and components to support website development. Launched in 2005, Symphony is a popular PHP framework for developers who wish to build apps or websites that are scalable and will support growth to expand the user base. It is based on a modular design and allows you to choose the components that you need. Of all the PHP frameworks, Symphony supports the most databases, including Oracle, MySQL, SAP Sybase SQL Anywhere and other SQL iterations. The Twig template engine is easy to use and provides efficient security. Developers have access to over 4,000 Symphony PHP packages.
If a business is planning to use PHP in a new project, a reengineering initiative, or a migration or integration, it is important that the development team have experience in PHP design, development, configuration, integration and implementation. The skills and experience of a PHP development partner should include a comprehensive understanding of PHP frameworks, libraries, content management systems and open source community offerings for Windows and Linux platforms. Additionally, the PHP development partner should have experience in architecting, developing and building interfaces for the PHP project and proven skills in using PHP for enterprise software, ERP, Accounting System, Content Management Systems (CMS), portals, and eCommerce applications.
Whether your business needs software product development, software application development, PHP support or maintenance or application re-engineering, Ux design or mobile application design, the team you select must have the experience to create a solid roadmap for success including requirements planning, design, development, configuration, implementation, training, maintenance and support.
The PHP family of frameworks and long history of success positions a business well for success and provides a real path to achieving goals and objectives and expanding market presence. To ensure that the business can enjoy all available benefits, it is important to work with a trusted IT consulting partner – one that has all the skills and experience described here. Be sure that the business IT partner has certified PHP developers on its team and that it can provide appropriate referrals and documented experience in delivering PHP development services.
“The skills and experience of a PHP development partner should include a comprehensive understanding of PHP frameworks, libraries, content management systems and open source community offerings for Windows and Linux platforms.”