Overview Of Web Development With PHP and MySQL 

Overview Of Web Development With PHP and MySQL

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In this post we will know:

•What is PHP
•How a PHP Program Works
•Why Web Application Developers Choose PHP
•Presence of PHP in the Current World
•PHP Frameworks
•PHP CMS
•ZEND PHP 5.3 Certification
What is PHP?
PHP (recursive acronym for PHP: Hypertext Preprocessor) is a widely-used open source general-purpose scripting language that is especially suited for web development and can be embedded into HTML.
PHP was originally created by Rasmus Lerdorf in 1995
How a PHP Program Works?
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Why Web Application Developers Choose PHP:
•PHP is an open source resources
•For Web developments PHP is not so costly compare to other types of resources.
•PHP is easy to learn
•And the most thing is that security reason to use every people use the PHP language.
•PHP is faster then other language
Presence of PHP in the Current World:
Normalized Comparison
This is a chart showing combined results from all data sets, listed individually below.
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Craigslist
We used Yahoo’s search API for this too, with queries like this: language programmer -“job wanted” site:craigslist.org
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PHP Frameworks:
What is PHP Framework
A framework, whether it is in php or any other language, is a partly premade code to help you adapt and finish it to create a complete product.
Usually for web frameworks, it consist of a big library of pre-made functions to help you create a page faster. Usual functions as register account, login, logout and other security-intense functions is already done, as well as a set of functions on how to easily fill a web page with content.
If the framework is so complete that it’s only to start creating content, it’s often called a CMS, Content management system, even if it still could be adapted to suit your needs.
The general idea behind the workings of a PHP framework is referred to as Model View Controller (MVC). MVC is an architectural pattern in programming that isolates business logic from the UI.
What are the Best PHP Frameworks Available?
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Let’s examine some popular PHP frameworks and see what each one has to offer.?
CakePHP
Web: www.cakephp.com

PROS:
Massive, vibrant community Tonnes of free downloadable sample code and applications

CONS:
Slow page loads Difficult to learn

ZEND Framework
Web: http://framework.zend.com/
PROS:
Zend is currently the PHP framework of choice for big business
Expert Zend developers usually enjoy outstanding employment opportunities
Being built by the guardians of PHP virtually guarantees that Zend is here to stay
CONS:
Users of Zend can expect to receive a tidal wave of sales pitches from the makers of Zend
Zends users need to purchase (very!) expensive add ons to get the best from Zend
Severe lack of community generated tutorials
CodeIgniter
Web: http://www.codeigniter.com
PROS:

Extremely easy to install (zero configuration)

Extremely lightweight
Intuitive directory structure
Does not enforce strong MVC patterns
One of the fastest performing frameworks
Good but sparse documentation
CONS:
Not as many features as Yii
You need to download third party addons to get the best out of it
Non-strict structural requirements make Codeigniter a coding free-for-all
Symfony Framework
Web: http://www.symfony-project.org/
Pros:
Fully-featured framework
ORM (Propel or Doctrine)
Admin Generator – prebuilt CRUD forms
Full native internationalization support
Supports layouts, templates, components
Excellent documentation
Active community
Automatically creates production/development environments
Great debugging toolbar
Cons:
PHP5 only
Many extra features which may not be useful to all developers
Steep learning curve
Most tasks tend to be more complicated than other frameworks
Confusing directory structure
Uses too many configuration files; not suitable for smaller projects
Generally perceived as one of the slowest frameworks
But real-world performance should be fine (caching)
YII (Yes It Is) Framework
http://www.yiiframework.com/
PROS:
The fastest loading of all the major frameworks
Automatic generation of base code
CONS:
Being a relatively new framework means lack of books and tutorials
Less employment opportunities than other leading frameworks
Code is not as easy to follow that with other leading frameworks
Web content management system (WCMS)
A Web Content Management System (WCMS) is a software system that provides website authoring, collaboration, and administration tools designed to allow users with little knowledge of web programming languages or markup languages to create and manage website content with relative ease. A robust WCMS provides the foundation for collaboration, offering users the ability to manage documents and output for multiple author editing and participation.
A WCMS allows non-technical users to make changes to a website with little training. A WCMS typically requires a systems administrator and/or a web developer to set up and add features, but it is primarily a website maintenance tool for non-technical staff.
A web content management system is used to control a dynamic collection of Web material, including HTML documents, images, and other forms of media. A CMS facilitates document control, auditing, editing, and timeline management. A WCMS typically has the following features:
  • Automated templates
  •  Access Control
  •  Easily editable content
  •  Document management
  •  Multilingual
What are the Best PHP WCMS Available?
  • Joomla!
  • Drupal
  • WordPress
  • PrestaShop
  • OpenCart
  • Magento

WordPress

WordPress was mainly designed for blog websites. However, there are many websites that are using WordPress’ CMS features for creating and managing a regular website. WordPress is perfect if you need to create a blog or create a quick templete type website and do not need to add many custom features and functionalities that would require editing the WordPress core code.
Pros:
Easy to install
Easy to add popular and common features
Very easy to find many themes and template designs
Easy to administer
Cons:
Not easy to customize the functionalities or add custom features
Not easy to customize the design and branding
If you are just using WordPress for building a simple site, the blog features are in your way and it is not easy to remove them
Joomla
Joomla is less friendly than WordPress for installation, configurations and administration. Joomla is mainly designed to be used as a Content Management System (CMS) of a complex website with many pages. (WordPress is mainly designed for a blog website).
Joomla has more CMS features and flexibilities than WordPress.
Joomla can manage a website with complex content easier while WordPress is tailored for a blog or a website with simple content.
If I needed to get a simple website up and running very quickly without any initial tedious installation time or cost, I would choose WordPress.
If I needed to get a complex website with a huge content level, up and running, I would use Joomla.
Pros:
Easy to install (not as easy as WordPress)
Easy to add popular and common features (not as easy as WordPress)
Easy to administer (not as easy as WordPress)
Cons:
Not easy to customize the functionalities or add custom features
There are not any available and easily downloadable themes from Joomla, so you will need to search for them outside Joomla’s site
There are so many commercial themes with different costs available, which makes looking for a theme very confusing
Once you select a theme, if you need to replace it in the future, the new theme needs to be compatible and support the existing site content in order to work.
Drupal
At one point there was so much hype about Drupal, that if you ever mentioned the word “Drupal,” you were considered the most technically advanced person on earth and the smartest computer geek in the world!
The joke aside, Drupal is a lot less friendly than WordPress and Joomla to set up, configure and maintain. The site administration is also very complex and not very user friendly, specially for a non-technical person.
However, Drupal is much more capable and flexible for adding custom features, changing or customizing a feature, and customizing the design and brand.
One of the main disatnatages of Drupal is that although there is much flexibility allowed for customizations, you will need to be an advanced programmer in order to customize and add features. Also, since you will need to write custom code and work with with hundreds and thousands of built-in lines of codes, it will be very time consuming and costly to maintain and manage a Drupal site.
Pros:
Much more capable and flexible for adding custom features
Much more flexible for customizing the design and branding
Cons:
Not easy to install, configure and customize — need advanced programming skills
Administration and Content Management is not easy or intuitive, and not user friendly
There are not many available themes for Drupal
When Drupal is greatly customized with custom features and functionalities, the code tends to become complicated to manage; I recently came across a customized Drupal site where the developer compacted about 2000 lines of code into one page. Something like this will limit the site owner’s options for hiring another developer, and he / she usually becomes stuck with the sloppy developer.
ZEND PHP 5.3 Certification
Zend PHP 5.3 certifications have become an industry-wide standard and a measure of distinction that employers use to evaluate prospective employees. Stand out from the crowd by getting certified on PHP 5.3
Accelerate your Career
•Differentiate yourself from competitors when looking for a new job
•Boost your value at your annual salary review
•Get your resume/CV noticed
•Gain recognition from your employer
•Have your profile displayed in Zend’s Yellow Pages for PHP Professionals
•Receive a special invitation to join the Linkedin Group Exclusively for ZCE’s
Personal Rewards
•Be recognized as a proud and dedicated supporter of PHP
•Show your commitment to the spread and growth of PHP
•Help the community prove that PHP is reliable, stable and dependable
Personal Rewards
•Be recognized as a proud and dedicated supporter of PHP
•Show your commitment to the spread and growth of PHP
•Help the community prove that PHP is reliable, stable and dependable
Hi, My name is Masud Alam, love to work with Open Source Technologies, living in Dhaka, Bangladesh. I graduated in 2009 with a bachelor’s degree in Engineering from State University Of Bangladesh, I’m also a Certified Engineer on ZEND PHP 5.3, I served my first five years a number of leadership positions at Winux Soft Ltd, SSL Wireless Ltd, CIDA and MAX Group where I worked on ERP software and web development., but now i’m a co-founder and Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director of TechBeeo Software Consultancy Services Ltd. I’m also a Course Instructor of ZCE PHP 5.3 Certification and professional web development course at IBCS-PRIMAX Software (Bangladesh) Limited – a leading Training Institute in the country.
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