Choosing Web Development Framework

When facing the task of web development you are actually bound in two constraints, its limited time and budget. Nowadays everything is happening in fast forward; companies are designing new software every month making people to discard their own previously designed software in the race to stay ahead of their competitors. It is wiser and less time consuming to take advantage of an already designed framework which is mostly loaded with features such as database access, authentication, session management etc. To start everything from the scratch is time consuming and costly as well. With this statement arises the question of which framework to choose.
1. Java with Struts framework.
2. PHP with or without a framework. Let’s assume Symfony.
3. Ruby with Ruby on Rails.
4. Python with Django.

These are some of the many options you can choose from. Each option has its merit and demerit associated with it. If you have a small and new business then Java is not something for you. You would require framework which provides you the ease to develop quickly. Before you start working with a framework first check which types of license it is distributed under. Some frameworks allow the users to create commercial applications while others restrict that. The last thing you want is to create an entire application and then find out that the license of that framework does not permit it to be distributed commercially. In order to avoid such frustrating moments, plan ahead carefully.

Almost every framework has the MVC feature which helps you write better and produce better applications but there are some variants as well. You need to search for the type of framework that will fulfill your requirements. If you need to do a lot of statistical and numerical processing then Python is the right choice. But if you want a framework which would allow you to do a lot of vanilla shared hosting, then PHP is the right choice. Word press owes its popularity to PHP.

Next comes the query regarding documentation. If you need superb and comprehensive documentation then Django is suggested due to its well documentation and large community. The ease and comfort with which you can install the framework also plays major role in the choice of the framework. No matter how fast a framework is, how many features it contains, you will always find people who are unable to use the application well and give a negative rating of the framework. To avoid such problems, always remember to choose the framework with the smallest possible learning curve.

Another concern in the choice of framework is whether it is updated often and bugs are fixed as soon as they are reported or not. This is the reason behind frameworks popularity that web developers alone are not responsible for updating it and fixing bugs. Choose a framework that allows you to use it for multiple applications. In other words choose a framework which is extendible. If you keep in mind all these key points while choosing a framework I am sure you will not face any difficulty in the web development process.

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