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I've started writing a few applications in PHP, and I'm becoming more familiar with the language. Someone told me about CakePHP, and CodeIgniter. I wanted to get a better understanding of how these could help me, and whether it's worthwhile spending the time to learn a framework?



What are the benefits of using MVC PHP frameworks ?

Well there are many benefits of using PHP frameworks, let’s see some of the main benefits of using them.

  1. These PHP frameworks follow some design pattern, so when you use a framework you have to follow their coding convention, which makes your code clean and extensible for future purposes.
  2. The Popular PHP frameworks like CakePHP, CodeIgniter, Zend Framework, Symfony follow Model View Controller (MVC) design pattern which separates business logic from user interface, also making the code cleaner and extensible.
  3. As everybody can guess, these frameworks contain a lot of libraries to make your job easier. For example: to validate a form you don't have to write as much code as you have to do in normal coding scenario (without using a framework), just a few lines of code calling the library is usually enough for it.
  4. While working on a large project in a team, an MVC PHP framework will be a great tool for development as you can assign a developer to develop one part of a module for a developer and integration will be quite easy of these developed modules at final level.
  5. These MVC frameworks really help you to develop the project rapidly, if you know a framework well then you'll never worry about the project deadline.
  6. Most of these MVC frameworks use clear url approach making your web project SEO friendly.

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Sunday, October 23, 2022

There are many reasons that people will suggest not to use a framework.

  • You will learn a lot by writing your own. I have been working on my own and I have learned a lot of different things about PHP that I did not know before. Overall it is a great learning experience that can be used in an interview or on your resume. It shows that you have a big interest in the language and most importantly the theory behind it rather than just the mindless implementation.
  • There are a lot of things in frameworks that you do not need and by making your own you can get only whatever you want. The framework is tailored to your own needs specifically. I for one did not like how any of the frameworks handled templates which was the biggest trigger for me to make my own.
  • Also, I am not positively sure about this one, but thinking of it logically...your own framework that is tailored to only your needs will be much faster than any of the other frameworks. Think about all of the settings that the other frameworks have to go through when loading and the database queries that involves. You save yourself all of that loading.
  • If you are going to be making a small project that will not need to be expanded on, such as a simple portfolio website, then a framework would just be more work than necessary.

There is also a very good article here that goes into other details. The author of this article starts out by talking about how he always was such a big proponent of frameworks.

I am always going to push towards making my own frameworks unless I start doing some freelance work. I am constantly updating my framework and learning more and more. You will never hear anybody say definitely use or definitely do not use a framework because it all depends on the use.

Edit: There is also a question over at the Programmers site on this:

Edit #2: One last article about why frameworks are not necessary:

Sunday, August 14, 2022

Thanks for the answers below. However it was a single issue with the apache configuration.

The mod rewrite module was disabled, generating some kind of redirection with the post forms. I enabled it with the command a2enmod rewrite and everything worked like a charm.

Hope this helps someone in the future.

Sunday, October 2, 2022

try this

RewriteEngine on
RewriteCond $1 !^(index.php|public|.txt)
RewriteCond %{REQUEST_FILENAME} !-f
RewriteCond %{REQUEST_FILENAME} !-d
RewriteRule ^(.*)$ index.php?$1
Monday, November 21, 2022

As a person with experience in about dozen php frameworks and self assessed as proficient in a few (Cake included), I would suggest you look into Yii Framework. It is lightweight, efficient, well written, supports huge amount of features, has big and friendly community and is by all means better then CakePHP imho.

As far as the 4000 hits per day - that's basically nothing. If you write well optimized applications (take care of slow queries, optimize the db accordingly, move heavy traffic content to CDN eventually), on a decent server, web app can take many times that amount.

Friday, November 18, 2022
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