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Max has extensive knowledge and experience in PHP - over 10 years. If you're in need of help with building large and complex applications, Max is the developer for you.
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Oleksiy is a passionate and dedicated web developer with over 5 years' experience in cross-platform development. His skills have been forged during a rich professional ca...
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Igor has a solid background with two 5-year Master exams within Computer Applications and Business Administration. He is an extremely competent developer with broad exper...
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Beautiful code combined with a self-starter mentality and determination to deliver results makes Alexii a developer we have grown to love and trust. Despite working relat...
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Why use PHP?
PHP is the open-source scripting language for web development. Created back in 1994, PHP stands the test of time and remains the most-used scripting language on the web. PHP can be deployed on most web servers, works with different databases, and which makes it a go-to language for web projects.
How is PHP used?
PHP is used for server-side programming for websites and web apps of any size and complexity. PHP code runs server-side to produce HTML pages that are sent and displayed in the browser. PHP scripts can be embedded in the HTML to generate dynamic content and interactive UI elements for web pages. It can also be used for command-line scripting and client-side graphical user interface (GUI) applications.
What is a PHP framework?
By using PHP frameworks, developers get the basic structure and must-have functionality for your future web app out-of-the-box. Having the common code pre-written, they can quickly customize it and switch to building unique features of your app. Among over a hundred PHP frameworks, Laravel, Symfony, CodeIgniter, CakePHP, and Zend are the most popular. All of them aim to help you reduce the development time and build more stable and standardized apps.
Does PHP have a future?
Today 8 out of 10 websites run PHP on the backend. It’s not a surprise because WordPress, the most popular CMS in the world, has PHP under the hood. Apart from that, PHP is often picked for enterprise websites as a proven and stable technology with a huge talent pool of experienced developers. With new versions of PHP released regularly and supported long-term, you can be sure that PHP continues to evolve and is not going anywhere.
What websites use PHP?
According to W3techs server-side programming languages usage statistics, today, PHP is used by 79.1% of websites. This number includes giants, like Wikipedia, Facebook, and Slack, as well as millions of small websites created with WordPress, Drupal, and Joomla CMSs.
Most common PHP frameworks
PHP is a very popular (and broadly prevalent) programming language used by more than 80% of websites worldwide. Due to the complexity of modern websites, developers are now faced with the challenge of writing hundreds of thousands of lines of code to get even a single app going. Thankfully, the emergence of a variety of PHP frameworks makes building (and managing) web applications now easier than ever. One of the most popular PHP frameworks for web development is Laravel. It’s fast, secure, and easy to learn, featuring a vast environment of additional tools and modules to assist in all application development stages. Other notable (and high-performing) PHP frameworks include Symfony, CodeIgniter, Zend Framework, and more.
Writing PHP code can sometimes be an arduous, demanding, and challenging task. Therefore, PHP developers can be put in a position to look for alternative ways to achieve the same result without compromising on quality and speed. Thankfully however, today developers can use PHP libraries to reduce application development time and focus on some of the more important aspects of website design, like improving the overall functionality of the site or making sure that everything works as expected on the client-side of the fence. Some of these include PHP Captcha for creating automated audiovisual CAPTCHAs, Services_JSON for transmitting data, Mink for testing, and perhaps our favorite: Faker for performing stress tests with automatically generated fake data. In short, there is no shortage of quality PHP scripts, tools and libraries to optimize application functionality and reduce PHP development time.
Best uses of PHP
PHP can be used to build a variety of web applications, including web pages, content management systems, data representations (charts, graphs, plots), and even desktop-based applications such as a GUI (Graphical User Interface) for Windows, Linux, some UNIX iterations, and macOS. Additionally, PHP also supports the majority of the most popular web servers today, including Apache, IIS, and more, while simultaneously offering the freedom of picking a preferred operating system and a web server. In terms of programming logic, PHP is capable of dishing out both object-oriented programming (OOP) and procedural programming paradigms, depending on the nature of your project. Finally, PHP can be used to leverage a wide range of databases to create a database-ready web page with MySQL, PDO, and CouchDB support.
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