The best web frameworks: 4 interesting options

The best frameworks for web development

Now that you’ve finally convinced yourself, a question arises: what use? Below we show you a list of the best frameworks for web development, which have positioned themselves among the most requested by digital companies.

1. Symfony 4

It is one of the most used and recommended frameworks by digital companies, and the favorite of many developers. Symfony includes a large number of components that can be reused, and can count on an active community that always offers new codes for the development of possible improvements in updates.

Advantages of using Symfony :

MIT License : Symfony makes use of this type of license that allows you to create free web applications and free software.

Information control: Symfony gives you the ability to control all access to information, in addition to the default control of CSRF or XSS attacks.

Internationalization: Symfony also allows the creation of apps in different languages.

Community: one of the most relevant factors of Symfony. Its community is known for being a very stable, reliable and capable of keeping up to date.

A high quality code : it has an excellent quality open source, with an easy to use architecture and clear and intuitive interfaces for web developers.

Programming best practices: Symfony also stands out for its peculiarities relating to the programming part as it facilitates, among other things, previously tested development and web design models, databases in clusters and configuration files.

2. Laravel

It is one of the most recent frameworks. It uses some Symfony elements and is characterized by specific features for the development of modern and easy-to-use apps.

Advantages of using Laravel:

It is a framework that allows you to add useful information through its Packalyst directory. This way you can immediately identify what you need.

It also allows the development of microservices and apps.

It is based on a very efficient routing system , which allows you to relate elements of a specific application with the URLs that the user enters in the browser.

3. CakePHP

“Old school” framework that does not resign itself to giving way to new arrivals, however fast they go. Developed in 2005, it is currently licensed by MIT and has attracted the attention of large companies such as Hyundai or BMW for their various web projects.

This veteran of the web has released his version 3.6, with which he aims to return to the top of the ranking of frameworks. Among its new features, it offers better session management, independent libraries and modular components to reduce weight and increase project customization.

 4. CodeIgniter

This framework was created in 2006 and for a long time has been considered one of the reference frameworks for the PHP world, but lately it has lost ground compared to its competitors. Nonetheless, CodeIgniter is not complicated to learn, so it remains a good option when choosing a PHP framework.

In conclusion

Using a framework in application development involves a certain initial learning cost. However, in the long run it is likely to facilitate both development and maintenance.

There are many frameworks oriented to different languages, functionalities, etc. Even if choosing one may prove to be a difficult task, most likely in the long run only the best structured ones (or the most used ones, which are not said to be the same), will survive. And if you don’t even find a framework suitable for your development needs, it’s always better to develop a new one than settle for the less worse one.