PHP is the world's most popular scripting language but coding in PHP can get rather monotonous and repetitive.
That's where a PHP framework can help. PHP frameworks streamline the development of web applications by providing a basic structure from which to build the application. PHP frameworks help to promote rapid application development (RAD), which saves time, helps build stable applications, and reduces the amount of repetitive coding for developers.
Frameworks can also help build more stable applications by ensuring proper database interaction and coding on the presentation layer. This allows you to spend more time creating the actual web application, instead of spending time writing repetitive code. The general idea behind a PHP framework is referred to as Model View Controller (MVC). MVC is an architectural pattern in programming that isolates business logic from the User Interface, allowing one to be modified separately from the other.
Essentially, this makes coding in PHP faster and less complicated. We have been creating rich internet applications using arange of PHP Frameworks for a number of years. So if you are looking for specialists in Zend, Symfony, CodeIgniter or CakePHP just call us and we will be happy to provide you with a complete proposal.
Here is a little background on a few of the frameworks we work with:
Symfony is what we call a full stack PHP Web applications development framework. That means using any part of it depends on you using all of it. For instance, you must use the framework's data access library, MVC architecture, code-generating scaffolding, etc. and these components all rely on each other working together to form the complete framework. It was originally conceived by the interactive agency Sensio Labs for the development of web sites for its own customers. Symfony was published by the agency in 2005 under MIT Open Source license and today it is among the leading frameworks available for PHP development.
Supported by Sensio Labs - but also by a large community - Symfony has many resources: plentiful documentation, community support (mailing lists, IRC, etc.), professional support (consulting, training, etc.), and so on.
Now available in version 2.0, Symfony already has, among the hundreds of sites and applications developed on its platform, prestigious references, such as Yahoo!, Dailymotion, Opensky.com, Exercise.com and even phpBB. We can provide you with hourly rates, daily rates or fixed quotes for your new Symfony projects. We are also well placed to provide support and maintenance to your existing Symfony implementation. Or we can simply help you install and configure the Symfony framework on an existing server or host it on our dedicated web servers. Recent Symfony developments by us include major Australian Hardware brand Mitre 10 ( see case studies) and work with 7 Eleven. We have also created an Event Management System and full Content Management System using the Symfony framework. For more information and to contact us Click Here
CodeIgniter is a powerful PHP framework with a very small footprint developed by Ellis Labs. It was built for PHP Developers who need a simple and elegant toolkit to create full-featured web applications. Why use a PHP Framework? Rapid development, tons of already made re-usable libraries, code organisation; and with CI - the documentation the ties them all together. Mainly all the "little" things you'd have to do yourself if you weren't using a framework such as validation and database abstraction etc. We specialise in the CodeIgniter framework.
Here's a few recent clients we have built solutions for using the codeigniter framework:
- Readers Digest
- Vocal Alchemy
- Psych Admin
- Desert Cave Hotel
- Opal Inn Hotel
- Flagstaff Consulting
- Coober Pedy Visitors Bureau
CodeIgniter is right for you if...
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The Zend Framework is a software framework for PHP5. It has a flexible architecture enabling the rapid development of interactive web applications and web services. One of its strengths is the highly modular Model-View-Controller (MVC) design paradigm, that makes the code more reusable and easier to maintain. The Framework was publicly announced at the first Zend Conference in October 2005.
Built in the true PHP spirit, the Zend Framework delivers ease-of-use and powerful functionality. It implements best practices in connecting the application to databases and networks. And so, it frees up the developer to concentrate on user interactions and the business logic behind them. Zend Framework 2 is an open source framework for developing web applications and services using PHP 5.3+. Zend Framework 2 uses 100% object-oriented code and utilises most of the new features of PHP 5.3, namely namespaces, late static binding, lambda functions and closures. Zend Framework 2 evolved from Zend Framework 1, a successful PHP framework with over 15 million downloads.
The component structure of Zend Framework 2 is unique; each component is designed with few dependencies on other components. It follows the object oriented design principle. This architecture allows developers to use whichever components they want. We support Pyrus and Composer as installation and dependency tracking mechanisms for the framework as a whole and for each component, further enhancing this design. While they can be used separately, Zend Framework 2 components in the standard library form a powerful and extensible web application framework when combined. Also, it offers a robust, high performance MVC implementation, a database abstraction that is simple to use, and a forms component that implements HTML5 form rendering, validation, and filtering so that developers can consolidate all of these operations using one easy-to-use, object oriented interface. Other components, such as Zend\Authentication and Zend\Permissions\Acl, provide user authentication and authorization against all common credential stores. Still others, with the ZendService namespace, implement client libraries to simply access the most popular web services available. Whatever your application needs are, you're likely to find a Zend Framework 2 component that can be used to dramatically reduce development time with a thoroughly tested foundation. The principal sponsor of the project "Zend Framework 2" is Zend Technologies, but many companies have contributed components or significant features to the framework. Companies such as Google, Microsoft, and StrikeIron have partnered with Zend to provide interfaces to web services and other technologies they wish to make available to Zend Framework 2 developers. We have been working with Zend Framework based applications since 2010. See our Case Studies page (link to Communikai case study) for more information.
We can provide you with hourly rates, daily rates or fixed quotes for your new Zend Framework projects. We are also well placed to provide support and maintenance to your existing Zend Framework implementation.
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Laravel is built on top of several Symfony components, giving your application a great foundation of well-tested and reliable code. In a recent survey by Sitepoint - see News story Framework Popularity - Laravel was named the most popular PHP Framework being used in 2014. See our Laravel page for details It's a new PHP framework that in a short period of time has built a loyal and active development community.
Laravel is known for its simple and elegant code architecture, its speed and its ability to be extended through modules, see information on Composer and Packagist. We have begun using Laravel for a number of internal projects.
Since version 2.0 it also supports responsive design. This means the layout of web pages adjusts dynamically, taking into account the characteristics of the device used (PC, tablet, mobile phone). It's now up to version 3.0. Bootstrap is open source and available on GitHub. Developers are encouraged to participate in the project and make their own contributions to the platform. We use Twitter Bootstrap to underpin much of our CSS. For a few samples of sites using bootstrap see our case study's (link to jetpets / selling strategies case studies. For more information about Bootstrap history etc, see the blog Click Here
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