Which PHP framework is right for your application?
Why you should use PHP framework rather than using raw PHP?
- Scaling the system is easy with the use of a framework.
- MVC model helps to rapid development.
- Frameworks are better in a security context.
- Because of the DRY(Don’t repeat yourself) principle in a framework you can code minimum with maximum impact.
PHP has many frameworks. But choosing the best one among them is not only confusing but also a crucial part. A development team should choose a framework according to their experience, requirements, application goal, testing, documentation, and also with the consideration of the quality of development team.
Consider a few questions to plan a framework for your application.
1. Does the framework meet up your application goal?
The goal of the application is an important part for deciding the right framework. First of all, decide the goal, whether you have to develop a social platform, a business website or an e commerce portal? For eg., If you want to develop an e commerce website, you should choose a framework that gives necessary benefits like payment gateway, fast database connectivity, and lightweight, shipping. Likewise, a blog site needs a framework with various themes and plugins. A framework that fulfills the goal of your application will be the best one for your project.
2. Quality of development team and community support-
It is necessary to think about not only the strength but also the weakness of developers for choosing a framework. Because these are the persons who are actually building and maintaining the application. Some of the frameworks are user friendly, so beginners can easily adapt it. But some are dedicated to coding standards. Laravel, CodeIgniter, and CakePHP are the frameworks suitable for beginners, while Symfony and Yii are strict to a coding standard.
Frameworks that don’t have active development support are financially not convenient for maintenance and upgrades. Therefore it will be beneficial to do research about community support. It may include a ""
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Mohit Singh, app developer
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