Reusable software platform to develop software applications, products and solutions
A PHP Framework is a universal, reusable software platform to help web developers create agile software applications, products, and solutions. A framework is a piece of software that provides web developers with the code base and consistent standardized ways of creating web applications. As a leading Laravel, Yii, and CakePHP web development company, NetConnect Digital Agency offers some of the best PHP framework designs and development solutions to meet your needs and requirements.
Why Use Framework in PHP?
Organizes Codes & Files
PHP is a server-side scripting language for web development, and almost every content management system (CMS) uses this as a base programming language. By taking advantage of a PHP framework, you can organize codes and files for a speedy load. When you set up a PHP framework, it already has a built-in folder structure, and most of the framework uses the Model-View-Controller (MVC) design for managing the code. The MVC pattern separates the business logic and the presentation layer of a website, making its architecture consistent and easy to maintain. Following these standards will allow web developers to keep codes and files clean and organized.
Allows Rapid Development
PHP framework not only delivers well-organized, reusable, and maintainable code, but it also makes web development faster and more efficient. There are many web-based applications that have been developed and created using the PHP framework. Using the MVC enables web developers the parallel approach in development. This only means that one developer can work on the view (the front-end of an application) while the others can work on the logic (the back-end) in a seamless and efficient manner. By having the ability to be designed and developed by more than one programmer at a time, the MVC method makes building an application faster and more efficient when compared to other methods.
Makes applications secure
PHP frameworks are great at securing web-based applications against common security threats. You can easily find a variety of input and output filtering functions in PHP to help protect your website from certain attacks. Among the best PHP frameworks commonly used by developers to create robust and secure web-based applications include Yii (a robust and mature PHP framework), Zend (one of the most popular PHP frameworks), CakePHP (one of the oldest PHP frameworks), Symfony (a modern, high-performing PHP framework), Laravel ( a widely used, clean, and elegant PHP framework), and Phalcon (a full stack PHP framework).
Offers Easy Maintenance & Support
PHP application maintenance and support are essential activities to keep web-based applications built using this framework safe, secure, and well-functioning. As a result, your business can improve the process speed, reduce errors, expand customer reach, increase flexibility and scalability, and more. At NetConnect Agency, our highly skilled web developers provide reliable and affordable PHP maintenance and support services including making technical enhancements, allowing new add-ons to the system, reviewing the code at regular intervals, bug fixing, and more.
Delivers the MVC Pattern
Developed during the 1970s, the Model-View-Controller (MVC) is a software architecture pattern built to keep the presentation of the data separate from the methods that interact with the data. A well-created MVC system allows the back-end developer and the front-end developer to work on the same system simultaneously without sharing or editing the files that the other party is working on. Through this kind of separation, web developers can make the code cleaner, extensible, and maintainable. Popular PHP frameworks such as CodeIgniter, CakePHP, Zend, and Symfony follow the MVC design pattern.
Enforces Good Coding Standards
A framework is a user-written, custom code within a predefined set of rules, which allows developers to create modules and applications using core library functions and with PHP as the basic programming language. Using the PHP frameworks, web developers can create and develop a more customized website as well as maintain exceptional coding standard in a seamless and efficient manner. At NetConnect, our Yii, Laravel, and CakePHP development experts have in-depth knowledge and skills to enforce good coding standards using the PHP framework.
Offers Utilities and Libraries
PHP is one of the most widely used programming languages in the world. PHP frameworks provide a number of tools and libraries to help web developers built safe, secure, and well-functioning web-based applications. All top PHP frameworks contain certain Libraries and Helpers that can assist developers with SOAP/REST API, caching mechanism, form validation, data handling with JSON, input and output filtering, database abstraction, session and cookie handling, emails, calendars, pagination, and more. All of these utilities and libraries can help a web developer’s job become easier and more efficient.
To prevent certain attacks, web developers need to follow the best web development practices to build a secure and foolproof application. When it comes to application security, web developers need to guard the system against Cross Site Scripting (XSS) and Cross Site Request Forgery (CSRF) attacks, prevent SQL injection attacks, protect the file systems and session data, and handle errors properly. With a PHP framework, most of the aforementioned approaches to enhance the code security can be done automatically. Additionally, when developing web applications using the PHP framework, make sure to secure your app against bad input. By validating and filtering the incoming data, you can build a safe and secure web-based application.
Provides Performance Tools
PHP is one of the most versatile and powerful web development scripting languages to build dynamic and interactive web applications. By leveraging PHP framework tools, you can easily gain performance benefits by taking advantage of utility modules that are created to maintain modular applications. By creating files and default content automatically, web developers can gain per code generation and make their jobs easier and more efficient. All PHP frameworks come with helpful tools that allow web developers to do caching, profiling, benchmarking, and more. Additionally, modern frameworks are great for dynamic loading as these can load code only when necessary or whenever they are needed.
Enables Database Access
Frameworks enable web developers to build a faster and more optimized application without any hassle. PHP frameworks offer the best way to access databases in an easy, seamless, and object-oriented manner. Instead of directly interacting with the database through Structured Query Language (SQL) queries, web developers can use an Object-Relational Mapping (ORM) model to manage the structure and relationships between data. In this way, web developers can efficiently map the database table to a PHP class and a row from the table can be seamlessly mapped to an instance of the class.
NetConnect has extensive experience in developing some of the following PHP frameworks.
NetConnect Digital Agency delivers top quality PHP design services and development solutions, including Laravel development services, CakePHP development services, and Yii framework development services. Our dedicated and highly experienced team of web developers provide affordable PHP development solutions and framework design services to help you build innovative web-based applications.
Yii is a high performance PHP framework that delivers powerful caching support and specifically designed to work efficiently with AJAX. With Yii, web developers can easily create ingenious Web 2.0 applications using high-performance facilities offered by the framework. As a premier Yii framework development company, our experts can help you create clutter-free and reusable codes, thereby ensuring a clear separation of the presentation and logic layers.
Laravel is a clean, beautiful, and expressive framework for web artisans who value readability, simplicity, and elegance. This type of PHP web development framework is suited for all types and/or sizes of projects, from robust and large applications to simple JSON APIs. As a trusted Laravel development company, we can provide you with the benefits of Laravel PHP framework from consulting to implementation and integration.
CakePHP is an easy to use framework that enables web developers to create efficient web applications more seamlessly. Based on the MVC architecture, CakePHP handles every aspect of your application, from the user’s initial request to the final rendering of a web page. As a reliable CakePHP development company, we can help you develop and deploy efficient and scalable web applications using the CakePHP framework.
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