PHP is open source, meaning that everyone has free access to the source code and can use it for their own development purposes. A key advantage of the open source model is that you avoid vendor lock-in.
There has been an enormous increase in PHP adoption and many large web applications have been developed in PHP. PHP has several benefits:
Short time to market
PHP enables fast implementation of complex solutions. The benefit? The faster a new application enters the market, the higher your cost-efficiency and the greater your competitive advantage.
PHP runs on practically any platform - not only on Linux, but also, for example, on Windows, Unix, and IBM's System i. In addition, because PHP seamlessly integrates with other technologies (e.g. Java), we can re-use your current software components. This is a major benefit, as no re-development is required for the existing software.
PHP also offers great flexibility during and after the initial project. This is important, since functionality often changes during a project's lifetime. A great thing about PHP is that we can implement changes even after starting development, without losing valuable time.
Availability of resources
By resources, we mean two things. First, thanks to the popularity of PHP, the number of (usually free) resources online and offline is continuously growing. No matter what your needs are, it is very likely that someone has already developed something very similar, be it related to frameworks, CMS, blogs, eCommerce, or something else. You might even find someone in the PHP community willing to help you.
The second aspect of resources refers to the sheer number of PHP developers on the market. By choosing PHP as your main web language, your recruitment process might turn out to be that extra bit easier. Qualifications such as the Zend Certification will help you pick the best of the best.
To find out more about Inviqa's approach to PHP web development, please contact us on 020 3179 9555 or fill in our contact form.