But is PHP still the right choice for modern app development?
In fact, the moment web developers from any software development agency think of web development, they have this common name in their mind, – PHP.
While many of the newcomers in the industry might doubt its efficiency, others consider the language to be the basis of web development.
Let’s read more about it –
PHP is used when you want a faster release of your product in the market
It’s a good idea to release fast for many reasons, including the ability to save a lot of costs when the endeavour doesn’t work out. A quick start may also lead to finding new business models you previously have not even considered. If your business idea also calls for a web app, PHP is a perfect choice. When it comes to time-to-market, PHP excels because of how quickly you can develop with it. The credit goes to the two most popular PHP frameworks Symfony and Laravel and an incredible choice of ready-made dedicated libraries that comprise their ecosystems.
PHP is also the first choice when you want to make your site SEO optimized as a priority
Online stores and other eCommerce projects are the best examples of sites that need to rank well in order to perform well. If we want our web app to rank high for various keywords in popular search engines, we need to take that into consideration during development. Search engine robots favour clean HTML because it is much easier to crawl and read. And outputting such code is the very reason PHP was created in the first place.
As a matter of fact, every time you arrive at a text-rich website that ranks high on Google, there is a very good chance it was written in PHP.
PHP also ensures application stability
PHP is a very stable solution as it is being actively used and developed for well over two decades. Symfony and Laravel are also still being improved in response to the latest technological trends and expectations of developers. PHP also employs its inbuilt memory which reduces both the loading time and workload. And owing to this reason, the processing ability of this programming language becomes immensely high. It works as a two-way process benefiting both the app development companies and their clients.
PHP provides great support for REST API
All the major PHP frameworks provide great support for REST API. The Symfony framework even offers a whole platform dedicated to the development of APIs, both REST and GraphQL. It’s called API Platform and it makes it possible to quickly create APIs only by adding the business logic.
API Platform automates a lot of typical tasks, making the whole API development process amazingly efficient. We get a full documentation of our API in OpenAPI/Swagger format to boot. Since the documentation is created and updated automatically, API users don’t ever have to worry if it’s up-to-date. In addition, the API Platform enforces a very stable structure of responses.
PHP is ideally dominating the whole web technology. The constant modifications and improvements in the programming language make it even more demanding, competitive, and efficient and making it the right choice for building applications.
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