Why MVC framework for PHP development?

In the first blog we introduced you to the web world and the opportunities it offers in the online fraternity. We also introduced you to the highly popular technical platforms which are used nowadays. In this article, we get you a bit tech savvy and discuss the popular MVC (Model-View Controller) framework which is preferred by developers.

PHP development  is on the rise and more than 50% of web development is mostly preferred on PHP. This open source, freely available scripting language, ability to work flawlessly on various OS and ease in integration with several types of databases, gives a leverage to this software language over others. Moreover, the MVC framework adds up to the beauty of PHP programming and makes it easier for the developer to build robust programs using the classic features of MVC framework. However, there are dozens of MVC frameworks at your disposal which can add up to confusion. Therefore, choosing the right PHP framework can be a really daunting task at times.

MVC framework for PHP development

MVC framework for PHP development; Source: Google

Code Igniter, CakePHP, Laravel, Zend framework, yii, Symfony, Kohana are the top MVC frameworks which are sought during web development. Before we try to find the pros of each of these types of framework, it would make more sense in first understanding what exactly is the role of MVC framework during web development. This shall subsequently highlight its benefits as well.

 What is MVC?

The Model View Controller architecture primarily reduces the burden of the developers by providing a lucid and presentable coding pattern. Its segregation into different parts makes it easier for the programmer to write structured and neat code. The segmented feature helps a new developer in understanding the codes easily and also helps in tracing the bugs easily.

Model (M): This is the one who knows all about data and databases. It is responsible to represent the data in the application.

View (V): This section is in-charge of displaying the data to the user. It takes inputs from the Model to display the desired output to the user.

Controller(C): Controller acts as an interface between the View and the Model and commands the Model to perform the appropriate action as requested by the user.

In a nutshell, the View and the Model depend on the Controller and it does not work vice-versa. This allows the developer to isolate every piece of code. This facilitates the process of code maintenance and debugging. The biggest advantage is the quick Turn-Around-Time (TAT) and delivering superior quality of applications.

This entry was posted in PHP Development on June 23, 2014.