Core PHP vs PHP Framework

This article is not dealing with technical terms and concentrates to
deliver the content simple. If you are a programmer let me tell you, why
you should prefer Framework ahead of Core PHP for your projects. If you
are a business guy let me tell you, why it is so important to insist
your software vendor to develop your web applications and websites with
PHP Framework.

The comparison between Core PHP and PHP Framework can be related to Mathematics.

• To solve a complicated problem in scientific mathematics, you can
either take a paper to work out, or you can use a scientific calculator
to solve it.
• Working out mathematics in a paper is like coding in Core PHP, tapping a scientific calculator is like coding in Framework.

So what do I mean?

Core PHP – Maths with Paper

• Best student can solve the problem in few steps. Accuracy level – 75% to 100%.
• Average student may or may not solve the problem, he will write down
few more steps to solve the same problem. Accuracy level – 50% to 75%.
• Poor student cannot solve the problems. Still he will write down, lot
and lot of steps to solve the problem. Accuracy level – 0% to 50%.

Framework – Scientific Calculator

• Every student can solve the problem with 100% accuracy, once they learnt how to use the calculator.
• The predefined formulas in the calculator will provide you accurate results faster for any problem

Problem with Core PHP

Core PHP becomes complicated, when people start writing their own logic in it.
One can bring the output in few lines of code, where the other can take a
few hundred of lines to bring the same. Both of them cannot read each
other’s code. So the problem starts here, that is inconsistency.

Why choose Framework?

Framework assures reliability, consistency and a big time-saver. It has
rich set of functionalities, so you don’t need to reinvent the wheel
again and again. You will have almost all the functionalities to develop
a PHP web application. Since it has been developed in OOPS, you can
extend the existing functionality and create your own to have a full
control over the application. Framework will not let you to write bad
code, unless you purposely do it. When you work as a team, integrating
your entire module becomes very easier, also it helps a lot in
understanding each other’s code.

When you start developing a project, there are a lot of things, which
you have to take care about, but we know only half of the things in it.
Framework does everything for you, so you can be assured that your
application is clean and safe. Inputs can be sanitized easily. MVC is
one of the key functionality of Frameworks, separation of logics from
views is a very good practice.

Modification Projects

We all know that the client will surely come back to us one day to
enhance the website with lot of his innovative requirements. If the
project was done in Core PHP, you will have to say no for 50% of his new
requirements, or simply you can tell him that the project is expired.
But if the project was done is Framework, the beauty of Framework can be
witnessed here. All you have to do is a cakewalk and give the updated
project back to the client. I can assure this to you with the personal
experiences I had.

Is Core PHP that bad?

No, not at all. Core PHP helps you to understand the logics behind
framework. Your logical thinking can be improved with Core PHP. The Core
PHP becomes bad only when it goes to a bad programmer’s desk. Don’t
dive into Framework without learning or coding in Core PHP. Please make
sure that you read the full documentation before you start coding in
Framework, writing Core PHP inside Framework has become common nowadays,
it’s an insult to Frameworks.

Innoppl suggests its clients to prefer frameworks for their web
applications. Choosing a framework depends upon the requirement of the
project, will explain you about the functionalities and unique features
of frameworks and how should you pick a framework in upcoming blogs.