Suppose you are employed as a web application developer at a software company that wants to develop a CRM (Customer relationship management) website for managing a company’s interactions with it's clients and sales prospects.
Which software development technology/tools will help you with your web project for such small business application company where there is no external funding available and company couldn’t spend more on expensive enterprise applications?
I will use PHP Language as a tool for web project for such small business application for my companycompany
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After considering on these aspects, if we decide to develop a site that looks attractive, smooth running, fast downloading, cost effective and easy to handle, we will definitely zeroed on PHP, one of the most popular web development scripts among Java, ASP .Net, .JSP and PHP..
PHP is an open source server side programming language available at free of cost that can be get easily from the market. Its coding style is quiet easy to understandable and it is very efficient on multi-platforms like Windows, Linux, and UNIX etc. It is very flexible but powerful language, most suitable for developing dynamic web pages. Nowadays developing dynamic websites are in the huge demand due to its specific characteristics like it automatically refreshes and does not need to make much changes manually.
In the recent development, PHP has grown enough to fulfill the requirements of the clients, several web tasks can now be easily perform using PHP that was not possible earlier. For example now we can develop from small websites to giant business and organizational websites, informative forums, chatting platforms, CRM solutions, e-commerce shopping carts, community websites, e-business, shopping carts and gigantic database driven sites. Moreover, data handing has also been pretty handy in PHP in which the programmers can easily store data, serialize, creating cookies, calculating viewers by cookies and sessions and excellent file management system.
In terms of advantage in running, PHP does not put strain on servers. It uses its own inbuilt memory space that decreases the workload from the servers and the processing speed automatically enhances. Its script is optimized to make the server's job easier, thus nowadays the uses of PHP is being popular among the programmers.
PHP has also upper hand in running multimedia files as PHP is not much dependent upon external plug-ins to run the programs. It is executed exclusively by server and therefore need nothing from the end users. PHP must be installed on the server and server parses the code at its source, executes and sends it properly send properly formatted html to the client computer. The user's browser only sees code it understands.
And, final in terms of Budget, which is the most crucial part of the software development especially for the small business users who wants to develop money making websites to earn thick profit in minimum investments. The limitation of budget is the biggest obstacle for small businesspersons. For those, PHP is the key solution as it is available at free of cost under PHP General Public License and most of its associative required software's like MySQL, Text Editors and Apache Server are also freely available, so it proves very cost effective for the developers. However, in terms of performance it is similar efficient like other programming languages of same category.