PHP is a server-side scripting language designed primarily for web development programming.
The Outsourcify team has several senior project manager with a hands-on experience with PHP projects built with WordPress or Symfony and most of our web developers are either experts or confirmed PHP developers.
Why PHP as the programming language?
PHP is the most popular scripting language for web development. It is free, open source and can be easily installed on most web servers. PHP as connectors to most databases including mySQL, SQL Server, Oracle DB etc.
Over 70% of web applications worldwide run with PHP as the server-side programming language, mostly because of the popularity of WordPress but there are also multiple other popular CMS built in PHP including Drupal and Joomla, actually in general all the major CMS are in PHP, as well as the most famous forum scripts.
While it was considered slow and poorly reliable when it was created in the 90s, PHP since evolved regularly and its latest iterations of the PHP 7 versions (we are currently at version 7.3) gave the language all the tools to expect from a modern programming language, with added ease of use and a widespread adoption all over the world.
Why the Symfony framework?
Symfony is a PHP MVC (Model-View-Component) framework, an equivalent and successor in PHP of the Spring Java framework or Ruby on Rails which were prevalent in the early 2000s.
A framework provides the certainty that you are developing an application that is in full compliance with the business rules, that is structured, and that is both maintainable and upgradable. It gives a solid basis on which to build any kind of web application by providing the basic components necessary to any web application – without having to reinvent the wheel.
If Symfony is used by many large companies for web application development (Spotify, Yahoo, BBC, Ted, National Geographic), it is because it :
- is the leading professional PHP framework, one of the most used frameworks worldwide and the most recommended one for complex enterprise projects.
- includes libraries for optimal authentication (symfony/security-guard) and security management (symfony/security)
- includes libraries for workflow management (symfony/workflow)
- offers upgradability and maintainability
- offers long-term support by a worldwide active team
- is an open source technology, free to use and deploy
We are experts in Symfony, using it since version 1 was created 10 years ago, we have created a wide range of websites with the Symfony framework and will be happy to help you benefit from our experience and expertise.