Beginning web development with PHP, you have the flexibility of
choosing OS and the web server. You also have the option of using
object-oriented or procedural programming, or you can combine both methods. With
PHP, you are not restricted to only HTML output. PHP allows outputting PDF files,
images and even Flash animations. It’s also possible to output any text easily,
such as XHTML or even other file types. Those files can be auto-generated by
PHP and saved in the file system, rather than just printing them out and
creating a server-side cache for dynamic content.
One other important thing in PHP is support for a range of
databases; therefore, you can create a database-driven website with ease. You
can use one of the database specific extensions, or use an abstraction layer
like PDO, or hook up to any database with the Open Database Interconnection
standard support via the ODBC extension. PHP has support for communicating with
various services using POP3, HTTP, IMAP, SNMP, LDAP, NNTP, COM and many other
protocols. Furthermore, you could open raw network sockets, and interact
through some other protocol you like. PHP supports WDDX complex data exchange
between nearly all programming languages.
PHP also offers support and access to many interesting extensions,
that happen to be sorted both alphabetically and by category. There’s an
extensive list of all the benefits and features of PHP, and the documentation
is most helpful.
Laravel is a free, widely used, open source PHP web framework with
interactive, expressive syntax, used in the development of web applications
through the adoption of the model–view–controller (MVC) architectural pattern.
Laravel is a powerful tool that provides the required tools for large
applications. A perfect blend of innovation, elegance and simplicity provides
all the toolset needed in the building of any application you are tasked.
Laravel attempts to take the pain out of project development by
easing common tasks carried out in the majority of web projects, such as:
Simple, fast routing engine
Powerful dependency injection container
Multiple back-ends for session and cache
Database agnostic schema migrations
Robust background job processing
Real-time event broadcasting
Laravel is regarded as one of the most popular PHP frameworks and
it has the most extensive and thorough documentation and video tutorial library
of any modern web application framework. The Laravel documentation is highly
comprehensive, making it easy to get started and begin to learn the framework.
1.2 Vue Framework
framework used to build user interfaces. Vue is designed from scratch and built
to be incrementally adoptable, unlike other monolithic frameworks. The core
library is based on the view layer and can be easily integrated with other
existing projects or library. Also, Vue can power advanced applications when
combined with modern supporting and tooling libraries.
Some of the features of Vue include being extensive core,
component-based, lean and very fast. It is easy to use, and you can do almost
anything with it without losing focus on the business task and the readability
of the template is always impressive even when it becomes a bit complex. Vue
boasts of useful and simple props management in the core. Vue is fast becoming
very popular. In fact, it is presently ranked among some of the fastest growing
incredible increase in demand, as more establishments and companies adopt the
use of Vue.
1.3 SQLite Database
SQLite refers to an in-process that implements a
zero-configuration, self-contained, server-less transactional SQL database
engine. The SQLite code is available in the public domain and anyone is free to
use it (for private or commercial purposes). SQLite is the most used database
in the world.
SQLite is an embedded SQL database engine. And, unlike many SQL databases,
has no separate data process. SQLite allows you to read and write directly to
disk files. An individual disk file contains entire SQL database with multiple
views, triggers, and indices. It’s possible to easily copy a database between
big-endian and little-endian architectures or between 32-bit and 64-bit systems
because the file format of the database is cross-platform. The size of the
SQLite library can be less than 500KiB even when all features are enabled.
SQLite keeps working to provide data storage solution for a range
of applications and devices. SQLite is efficient, reliable, independent and
simple. Since SQLite doesn’t need any human intervention, it is ideal for
devices that are required to function with any expert human support. A major advantage
of SQLite is that it is user-friendly and the resulting database comes out as a
single file that you can save to a USB memory stick or send to a colleague via
1.4 Axure RP Software
Axure is a popular and efficient
wireframing software that is used to prototype mobile and web applications.
With it, you can generate fully interactive Microsoft Word specifications and
HTML prototypes. It has drag and drop, formatting and resizing features for
supports prototyping Rich Internet Applications through the mapping of
preferred interface traits. It is possible for users to create custom controls
by combining widgets and assigning actions in response to events like
OnMouseOut and OnMouseOver, or touch gestures like swipe and pinch. For instance,
interface panels can have several states and you can activate each one of them
by clicking on an element such as action button, list-box item, or tab button.
Planning and Design
This is the
stage where website starts to take a specific shape. The main role of the
design is to represent the information layout, illustrate the content, and
display the key functions of the website. The visual design is composed of
various colours, images, logos, and provides a general idea of the future product
and services. It is important here that the project’s original goals and aims
and the target audience are considered when working on a design.