PHP is widely used scripting language to create dynamic websites and web applications. Today, PHP frameworks have enhanced the general format of PHP coding for the development of website applications. It is becoming highly useful for PHP programmers who are using these frameworks to develop innovative web applications. This language is becoming a standard in the world of web programming by its performance, reliability, flexibility and speed.
The Features of PHP
PHP is a language called “high level” whose syntax is very close to the C language. This syntax which is close to natural language ensures fast learning and few constraints writing code itself. However, the rapid control of its syntax does not mean control of its features and concepts. A good knowledge and advanced use of PHP programming requires relatively long learning time.
One of the strengths of PHP is its richness in terms of functionality. In fact, it has led to more than 3,000 native functions ready guaranteeing developers to overcome additional development time and sometimes tedious.
PHP also draws its wealth in its vibrant developer community. The profiles of community developers are very diverse.
From a performance standpoint, PHP needs a web server to run. All pages requested by a client will be built by the web server, depending on the parameters passed, before being returned to the client.
A reliable and efficient language
The language has now become a reliable language, efficient and viable. It is capable of supporting sites and millions of daily requests. Many companies nationally and internationally renowned trust PHP for the development of their website.
PHP for other application areas
PHP is not necessarily limited to the issue of dynamic web pages. For example it can be used from the command line through the use of executable php. PHP has also the ability to create applications that run without heavy server or browser.
Another highlight of PHP is its ability to interface easily with many management systems relational databases (RDBMS). Among them, we can find MySQL, Oracle, SQLite, MSSQL, PostgreSQL… With these systems coupled with PHP; it is possible to distribute applications across multiple servers. The second interest is to make it even more dynamic application.
The opportunities are many and we will not detail them all because we would stay there for hours. Nevertheless in this article, we have retained a list of core capabilities.
To conclude, PHP has a bright future ahead of it and that its future is still very promising with its new features and capabilities. It also brings along with it a more professional touch because it is intended especially for advanced and professional users.