PHP is considered to be one of the old-timers in the web development space. In a certain sense, this language can be called as a ‘bone of discord’: there are lots of miscellaneous opinions, where and how to use this programming tool. Despite all the disputes, PHP remains actual, becoming better with its upgrades and more efficient for new development generation.
In this article we would like to focus on many obvious advantages of PHP and also explain why some of the so-called language fluffs can turn into good possibilities for developers.
Feature №1: PHP is made for a larger point
At the dawn of its creation and use, PHP positioned itself as a good tool for developing different web applications and programs. Transparent server logic, quick query processing and unique ways to resolve its own language problems – all it turned out that all the possibilities of PHP became perfect for really high-loaded projects.
What can we see now? There are plenty of extremely successful web platforms that do not lose their popularity and relevance. Wikipedia, WordPress, Facebook, Blablacar, Ted.com, Yahoo and other giant web sources have such great PHP frameworks as Symfony and Laravel.
This language undergoes many changes for the better, it acquires greater versatility and is able to work at the highest capacities. For example, there is an absolutely well-executed collaboration of PHP and Redis open source store project – it makes possible to install a fast server system, processed up to three hundred thousand requests per one second, approximately in 15 minutes!
Feature №2: PHP development disciplines
It is not a secret that good work of every single developer depends on many factors, such as practical use of available resources and instruments and speed of reaction to a particular problem and ways to solve it.
There is one popular point of view that PHP development technique is not perfect within its strange semantics and contradictions with requests – actually it is not bad. All these features can be quite helpful for a programmer, as follows:
- PHP programs as operating at the query level – it allows the programmer to make his own workflow fast and efficient. Each new request is made from scratch what prevents any errors from the previous program state. Moreover, a programmer can send some testing requests to himself during the debugging process with isolated states and copy and recovery calls. The evidence from practice shows that it is a safe and very convenient feature that makes the debugging process very smooth.
Feature №3: PHP has a great future
The diagram of the entire amount of websites in 2018, the source – link
As it can be seen, most of complaints against PHP are just subjectivities. Beginning from 2016, some development survey specialists noted certain decline in interest in this language and its replacement by more modern tools. But it was just a part of the entire statistics. In actual life we can say that this language:
actively develops, upgrades and continues to conquer the most serious world web projects, where are the biggest investment amounts;
has a huge world community what can help to create excellent documentation and a large set of ready-made libraries;
perfectly copes with many business needs: if you have an idea of a project, it is quite easy to find good development team and realize everything you want only by means of PHP technologies.
Therefore, it is just a rumour that PHP has no perspectives. In addition to its own popularity and relevance, PHP has a strong and promising successor – it is HHVM open source project that is a part of virtual machine called Hip-Hop. According to the fresh Facebook research, this PHP-based technology makes the website work faster and more economically, increasing the productivity in more than 10 times. Isn’t it brilliant? It is!
In addition to all the above, it is good to say that each individual project requires its own solutions. And do not live in a constant prejudice that a particular language is bad or good – everything will always depend on specific tasks. Within its pros and cons, PHP can solve a huge part of the most common web-based challenges, retaining its authority.
Speaking about the development experience, ZubrSoft team is proud of its great and successful project based on PHP. Our high-qualified specialists can help you with the creation of any kind of web applications, programs and fast platforms.
If you have a project idea and you just need to receive some ‘skillful hands’ – just drop us a line about your interest and we do not hesitate to contact with you!