PHP is a general-purpose programming language and is primarily used for building dynamic web applications. PHP favors more of content management applications.
- Which frameworks support the architecture(s) you are used to?
- Which have database connection and configuration?
- Does the framework support frontend rendering in-app or use APIs to communicate with the frontend?
- How easy is it to maintain and scale the application you are building with this framework?
It takes inspiration from Laravel and follows the same programming pattern, which encompasses using providers and dependency injection for code organization. Even the file directory of Adonis.js is similar to Laravel, and it’s the best framework to start with if you are a Laravel developer.
AdonisJs is very effective in building APIs and it’s a lightweight application so it does not demand a lot of storage space or configuration to kickstart it. It also supports a bunch of databases like MySQL (which PHP is famous for using), SQLite, Redis, and others.
Express.js is a minimal and flexible Node.js web application framework that provides a robust set of features for web and mobile applications. It was also designed for building single-page, multi-page, and hybrid web applications. Over time, it has become the standard server framework for Node.
Express fully embodies server-side programming and is highly compatible with MongoDB, but it can be used with other databases like MySQL if you are not really familiar with Mongo. While Express supports building frontend applications, it’s highly recommended for use when building APIs.
Like AdonisJs, Express supports the MVC architecture but is also open to other patterns — the choice is yours.
Yes, Node.js can also be considered a backend framework even though it is a full-stack application framework.
Another beauty of Node.js is that other frameworks like Adonis.js, Express.js and numerous others are built on Node.js. So yes, you can use Node.js to build a fresh new framework configured to your taste and with your own architecture in mind.
Next.js is a full-stack web application framework that really blurs the line between backend and frontend. Next.js is a pre-rendered React app in the client-side that users can view and interact with, which can be considered the frontend.
At the same time, it also handles server-side rendering and API routes, which can execute server-side code and access data in the database — thus, it can be considered the backend.
Next.js also supports TypeScript, and it uses the monorepo architecture, which stores all config and test files in one place, allows atomic commits, and in general keeps all your isolated code parts inside one repository.
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Laravel livewire or Laravel+inertia.js is the way to go for me, but 9/10 times Livewire wins. Most of the points you pointed out can easily be challenged when you need third party functionality such as import/export csv,authentication, charting, oauth, pdf generation. All of this is easily done with Laravel, but not so easily with a JS backend solution, i’ve done projects in both sides, im glad i found Livewire, i drastically reduced js code in my aplications and whenever i need it, alpine.js does the rest of the job. If i work with inertia.js, Laravel still helps tremendously because i dont have to write any api like in a classical api project, Laravel is the workhorse providing the data, handling authentication… etc, then vue.js is for the front end receiving data from Laravel as props. But still working with Livewire handles all of this with less code and dont have to go through some annoying stuff that vue.js has. The only time where i would only use a pure JS solution will be if the app is a chat app, a prodict builder with a rich UI which changes on every click and event or a social media app like facebook, which is the reason why they created React, because that solves their problem.
Typescript doesn’t solve this except at the static level. When your application exchanges data with the external world, by which I mean anything external to the code you wrote, you’re at risk, as there is zero type-checking in function calls, in data exchanges via web requests, or anywhere else.
The results range from, best case, your script crashes, which is often hard to debug, because the wrong type can travel through many function calls and Promises etc. before causing an error – to, worst case, your program executes, but does something entirely else than intended, making the problem not only difficult to debug, but difficult to detect in the first place.
And maybe you think you’ll get around all that with tests, but reality is, nobody manually tests every internal function in a codebase. Are you going to cover every function with unit tests to see how it responds when you pass it every conceivable wrong type? Of course not, your test suite would end up being 90% noise. Are you going to add type-assertions to every argument in every function? Even if you do, authors of third party code you depend on did not.
PHP’s type system isn’t great, but at least it has type-checking in function calls. It now has type-checked properties as well.
This simple fact keeps me firmly on the side of PHP, if the choice is between the two.
But good luck with that. I hope you find what you’re looking for. But I’m pretty sure you’ll find something else as well.
java script is not secure. Any one can see de code with little or no difficult. Use resources of the computer which PHP does not. 45% of web servers use php.