What Are the Main Advantages of PHP?

PHP is known to be the most frequently used programming language. Just imagine, more than 88% of websites are built with PHP!
Open Source
The first thing you need to know about PHP is that this technology is free in all senses. The crucial point of open source tech is the large community of developers working with it. Not only they are using PHP each day, but also bring new positive changes and enhancements. Programmers can learn faster and implement cutting-edge solutions as soon as possible. Moreover, PHP has its own support, unlike many other programming languages. All these factors lead to the arrival of the new frameworks, components and other tools that make PHP even better. No wonder PHP is so widespread.

Scalability
Building a website or a web application, creators are probably looking forward the projects’ growth. Therefore, scalability is very important as the website should grow and be able to handle the increasing traffic. Websites built with PHP can be easily extended by adding more servers when needed. More users = more servers. Voila!

P.S. Since PHP supports all the main web browsers, scalability is not a problem.

High Speed
Since PHP uses its own memory, both workload and loading time are reduced. As a result, the processing speed is rather high, which is a benefit not only for developers but also to their clients who get the product delivered sooner.

Security
Some claim PHP is not secure enough as it is open source. But the truth is that any programming language is vulnerable, it’s just a matter how they are used. The security level depends on the expertise of a developer and his practices. For example, one of the ways to avoid security breaches is to provide software testing. By the way, it’s an essential milestone of each project completed by our team.

Cost-Efficient
Since PHP is an open source, it doesn’t require any additional expensive software to work with. You don’t have to pay for any extra licenses or royalty fees, there are no restrictions. Due to the multiple integration options, using PHP is free of charge and that reduces the development cost.

Custom development
The server-side PHP is the best tool for creating custom websites, as it’s not limited by any custom options. Hence, developers can create web platform based on PHP that exactly matches the clients’ needs. For instance, combined with JavaScript, the dev team can build a functional and at the same time good-looking website.

React.js

React.js (also known as ReactJS or React) is an open-source, front-end JavaScript library. It was created in 2013 by Jordan Walke, who works at Facebook as a software engineer.
Now, it has the MIT license but was initially released under the Apache License 2.0. React was designed to make interactive UI creations painless.
Just design a simple view for individual states in your app. Next, it will render and update the right component efficiently upon data changes.

Features/Benefits:

  • The React code comprises components or entities that need rendering to a specific element in DOM with the help of a React DOM library.
  • It uses a virtual DOM by creating an in-memory cache in a data structure, computing the difference, and updating the display DOM in the browser efficiently.
  • Due to this selective rendering, the app performance boosts while saving the developers’ efforts in recalculating the page layout, CSS styles, and full-page rendering.
  • It uses lifecycle methods like render and componentDidMount to allow code execution at specific points during an entity’s lifetime. I- t supports JavaScript XML (JSX) that combines both JS and HTML. It helps in component rendering with nested elements, attributes, JS expressions, and conditional statements.

Use cases:

  • Serving as the base while developing mobile or single-page applications.
  • Rendering a state to the DOM and manages it.
  • Building efficient user interfaces while developing web applications and interactive sites.
  • Debugging and testing more easily.

AngularJS

AngularJS by Google is an open-source JavaScript framework released in 2010. This is a front-end JS framework you can use to create web apps.
It was created to simplify the development and testing of web applications with a framework for MVC and MVVM client-side architectures.

Features/Benefits:

  • Supports 2-way data binding
  • Uses directive to insert into an HTML code and provide the app with better functionality
  • Quick and easy to declare static documents
  • Its environment is readable, expressive, and fast to develop.
  • Impressive extensibility and customizability to work with
  • Built-in testability and support for dependency injection

Use cases:

  • To develop ecommerce applications.
  • Developing real-time data apps for weather updates
  • Example: YouTube PlayStation 3 Note: Google has ceased active development of AngularJS, but they’ve promised to keep it on an extended Long Term Support until December 31, 2021, mainly to fix security issues. Google will no longer support it after that.