In a world where technology often only lasts a few years or months before becoming obsolete and outdated, finding something that has lasted over 20 years can seem like a miracle. PHP is a scripting language, which began back in 1995. It is still very popular and we have executed several PHP projects to prove it.
While there are many newer languages, none are as widely used as PHP. Recently, however, there have been discussions and arguments that PHP is dying and will soon be replaced.
1. PHP is Open-Source and Flexible – Even though people might be worried about security when it comes to open-source programs, we believe that it makes it much more likely to find a bug with so many people looking at the code. PHP is easy to scale through websites, making it a top-notch choice for those looking to start with a cheaper option and build from there.
2. It’s Still Relevant –With newer versions still being developed and released, PHP only gets better. At its core, the language was built on the basis of compatibility, such as easy HTML, and an extensive database to make features usable to almost any developer. Because it has such a strong foundation and wide reach, it would be difficult to replace PHP overnight. PHP has amassed a large legacy of code to be used and reused around the world.
3. PHP Can be Picked-Up Faster than Other Scripting Languages – PHP is known for being intuitive and developer-friendly.
4. Integrations are Simple and Quick – Some of your most frequently visited sites are built with PHP, such as Facebook, Tumblr, and WordPress to name a few. Across platforms, PHP is easily integrated and hassle-free.
From our point of view, we have seen an increase in companies requesting development services in PHP. The Charter Global team understands the benefits and uses of different PHP techniques to assist in the development or maintenance of your application.
Because PHP programming language powers approximately 80% of websites across the globe, it’s not going anywhere – anytime soon. Eventually, we may see a different language rise to the top, but this will be a slow and steady change over time with a lot of variables that would need to be accounted for to keep websites functioning. For the time being, PHP is as strong as it has ever been and we have a team of resources for your application development needs.