Crispycodes.com - PHP is pillared by some major improvements that hold it strong and help it thrive. Nowadays with all these advancements in PHP, there definitely appears to be a resurrected interest in the oral communication. In that respect is definitely light at the other side of the tunnel for PHP, and the popularity graph that started to wane in 2010 might have arrows going up in 2014.
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The Road Ahead For PHP
Posted By: Rahul Vyas - Team Leader @ Crispy Codes
PHP was once the most popular language, but gradually it faded into the unknown alleys. However, over the last few years, PHP has gone through a transition and is making a comeback. Now the question is, why do we see a revived interest in PHP amongst the developer community?
PHP is pillared by some major improvements that hold it strong and help it thrive. Let’s have a look at some of them….
Managing Dependencies with Composer:
Now managing dependencies with PHP, is just a click away. Using composer can save a PHP developer from lot of hard work. Composer is a dependency manager that pulls in all libraries and manages dependencies required on a project to project basis. A repository called Packages, which includes common PHP apps, frameworks and components, is used alongside composer.
Making PHP Better and Faster with Hack/HHVM:
PHP has evolved and become a lot more efficient and safe with Hack. Hack proposes to fix most of what’s wrong with PHP, by adding to it a lot of features that make the language better, more versatile and easy to use. For example, Hack adds features like static object typing that are not present in PHP by default.
On the other hand, HHVM enables faster execution by compiling PHP code to C++. In a nutshell, Hack is a programming language for HHVM. It is developed and used by Facebook, and seamlessly interoperates