Future of php
Lots of people says php and its developer has no future in upcoming year but you will be totally wrong by reading following features and changes through out different versions.
Lets take look at php features ,its developer job opportunity and see if there is future of PHP as server side programming language or not.
PHP is the most popular server side scripting language was founded in 1995 for web development by Rasmus Laird in 1994. World’s most popular websites like facebook.com,yahoo.com,Wordpress.com,Wikipedia.org etc are developed under PHP.
PHP is the world ‘s most popular because it is easy to learn ,code and deploy on server,and also it is an open source till now.
Difficulty level: Easy to learn. 4.7 out of 5.
Job opportunity: Huge! 4.6 out of 5.
Why PHP is the best programming language in 2020 and upcoming year ?
Advantages of PHP
PHP runs on various platforms (Windows, Linux, Unix, Mac OS X, etc.) The standard PHP interpreter, powered by the Zend Engine, is free software released under the PHP License. PHP has been widely ported and can be deployed on most web servers on almost every operating system and platform, free of charge.
web application developed under PHP can be easily run in any platform and web application integrated with other programming language and database so easily.THis reduces development time and cost.
Easy database connection:
Php has built in database module that used to connect the database easily with securely. therefore php is high demand where database driven website needed whether small website or large website
Open source and Powerful library support:
One of the big advantages of php is being open source. There is no money or any type of payment for supporting file or library means free for everyone ,anytime, anywhere.
For beginner of PHP in 2020 , no worry for support and forum because PHP has large community of developers who help in coding and manipulation.
Easy to get started for making web pages:
Php is very easy language to code and understand even it has OOPs (Object oriented) features.It uses a C programming language like syntax, so for those who are familiar with C-language , it’s very easy for them to pick up and write code for web applications or websites.
Speed : One of the most major side of web development is speed.since it uses not much system resources ,PHP speed is high as compared to another language.
These days PHP framework has in built security model that can protect from external attacks such as SQL injection, data tampering, and forgery etc.
PHP is more stable than other similar language. Php existence in market since 1994 and best server side language till now. According to time PHP release different version with lots of features.
Cost Efficient :
PHP is an open source, hence is completely free no need to purchase license. MySQL can be used for free. Cost of developing websites using php is minimal and Hosting are also cost effective than others.
PHP is still popular and dominating among server side language
- PHP is actively developed with a new release with exciting features each year
- PHP 7.4 is one of the most feature-packed releases ever in PHP history
- Performance since the PHP 5 era has triple
- PHP has an extremely better eco system of frameworks, packages,CMS and platforms
- PHP has had added lots of new features including security in php 5 to php 7.4
Will PHP developers get JOB?
Since 75% of websites are using PHP as server side language means very simple these website needs updates and maintenance time to time , there are PHP developers who will work for that task. This huge share of PHP market will not go over night.
If you see this link in stack overflow for PHP job ,you will find lots of job in PHP .
There is lots of discussion about the future of PHP and its developer and will be continue in future. It is clear that PHP has very good future and present.
By release of PHP 7.4. 1 its future is rocking.
if you are beginner of PHP in 2020 or want to start career as PHP developer in 2020 (or later) then you will find lots of job in PHP and also in same in up coming year . So don’t worry about PHP job.You should learn PHP properly and develop yourself as good PHP developer.
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