There are a wide range of PHP frameworks out there, and they all claim to be special in one way or another. In this 2-part course we will go over the top PHP frameworks to use and give you an introduction to each framework.
You’ll be introduced to the most popular Model-View-Controller frameworks: Zend, CodeIgniter, CakePHP, Yii, Laravel and Phalcon. We’ll go over the advantages of each framework and show how to install the software for each. We’ll then demonstrate how to get the default pages for each framework up and running, so you can see how the code is structured.
In the final part of the course we’ll do a deep dive into Phalcon.
Phalcon is worth a closer look, though. What makes Phalcon unique and exceptional is its speed and the way it loads and runs. In fact, it is the fastest PHP framework ever built! The reason it is so fast is that it is implemented as an extension written in C language that will load into your RAM as a PHP module.
In this course, you’ll learn how to get started coding with the Phalcon PHP framework. You’ll get hands-on experience with most of Phalcon’s core features—think of it as breaking the ice between you and Phalcon. In this course, you’ll be creating a simple phonebook application.