Each developer at some point needs to ensure not just the quality but also the speedy execution of a task.
I was struck with the same issue sometime back, where I had to come up with a solution to fast-pace my work.
One such solution in my kitty is the CodeLobster IDE.
I have recently started programming using CodeLobster IDE, thanks to its entire set of modules supporting the most commonly used and practical PHP frameworks.
In this article, we’ll look a little closely at the PHP frameworks supported by CodeLobster IDE.
Currently one of the most favored, it is both an ORM & MVC framework. And does a great job with databases like PostgreSQL, MySQL and SQLite.
It can significantly enhance the process speed, for example when creating a controller, by using autocomplete. All you have to do is type the code and press Ctrl + Space.
Designed according to the Rapid Application Development (RAD) concept, CakePHP allows you to create and save objects simply by following the conventions for the title of columns and tables.
Another great feature of this framework is that it supports scaffolding, which is technique that allows to generate code according to the programmer specifications.
Several modules are available to expand the standard functionality of this particular framework.
CodeLobster quickly gives you a pop-up hint related to particular functions of the supported libraries.
You just have to point the cursor on the desired library’s name and the framework will instantly offer a description, including information on the received parameters and returned values.
A pretty fast, and not very demanding framework. A great feature of CodeIgniter is that it is well-documented, so you can search the network to find several examples about its usage.
Its creation lead to the introduction of numerous novel ideas. Such as developers using it for creating libraries and content management systems.
Other great uses include enabling easy execution of regular tasks like; handling images and files, validation of forms, managing user sessions and sending mails.
An open-source and in its own words “framework for web-artisans”. Laravel is an MVC based framework aimed at generating simple yet sophisticated codes.
It has been helpful in executing routine tasks such as, caching, pagination – the process of separating data by pages and user authentication/sessions.
With an inbuilt REST controller, Laravel has the capacity to facilitate unit testing and autoloading of PHP class.
Provided as a distinct module, Phalcon is a framework created in C which offers high performance.
Thanks to its basic architecture, Phalcon essentially does not stress the system or the processor load.
It uses ORM for saving objects and classes, while enabling creation of MVC based applications and supporting transactions.
Several other helpful functions of Phalcon include, inbuilt template engine & other components, REST controller and autoloading PHP classes.
It is a component framework. Composed of libraries, Symfony has a total of 50 distinct components to offer.
The developer may only pick the relevant component or group of components. Thus, accelerating the development and deployment of web applications. Since the most oft repeated tasks get implemented beforehand.
Some of the best development experiences in PHP were borrowed to create the Symfony libraries. Examples include the effective solutions taken from phpBB and Drupal code.
Twig template engine
Twig is a template engine, which means a collection of engines, and is part of the Symfony framework.
This is a speedy, flexible and protected framework, which may be extended easily. Plugins facilitate rewriting and redefining any functionality.
Since a template may consist of both expressions and variables, it is possible to embed logic in the templates.
It offers the possibility to differentiate from the source by allowing the programmer to override any part of the parent template.
Yii – Yes It Is!
It is a widely accepted framework that allows to build applications by following the MVC approach.
Yii has the required tools to enable the execution of regular tasks like page caching, user authentication/authorization, facilitating the multilingual and form validation.
It also has something to offer for those engaged in designing user interfaces. Yii allows the developers to use various themes and the most recent versions also facilitate Bootstrap.
CMS in CodeLobster IDE
In the Content Management Systems (CMS) the routine tasks have already been implemented, the required tools are available for transparent and suitable work for various databases and is equipped with an inbuilt template engine.
CMS’ are actually frameworks equipped with advance UI to enable the selection and customization of themes and site administration.
CMS and its extensions allow a speedy deployment of a website or internet portal for ecommerce.
Shared below is a list of systems CodeLobster works with and a little information about them:
With most powerful set of API, Drupal is one of great functional platform that gives flexibility to programmers to build their own content management systems.
It has already gained so much popularity and huge community of developers exists that makes it a versatile platform with quality support and feedback. It has a wide collection of prebuilt modules and free themes which makes it easy to use and create website, blog or forums on Drupal
It is necessarily for modern IDEs to support the work with Drupal.
Like all modern IDEs CodeLobster gives the ability to easily install this CMS. CodeLobster makes it easy to work with Drupal themes and templates all in one place.
With a reputation of one of the established e-commerce platform, Magento is one of the famous web designing platform. It is based on PHP Zend Framework. Despite being demanding on hosting resources it provides some of the latest exciting features for modern e-commerce stores. Integration is very easy in Magento with availability of readymade plug-ins. Specially Payment gateways such as PayPal, Authorize, Pay flow Pro and others integration is very easy.
CodeLobster gives full support for working on Magento and provides easy integrations all in one IDE.
Joomla is one of the CMS which gained popularity in early 21st century. It gained populariy for its simple interface and easy work space with minimal programming skills required.
Joomla is very straight forward it may not be that much modern in its outlook but it can provide so many robust designs for creating online stores.
Joomla works on different components. Components in the Joomla environment are templates, plugin and modules. CodeLobster makes it easy to work with Joomla CMS with flexibility to install all the Components all in one place.
The only Open CMS that has received so many awards in recent years for being the best open source CMS, is WordPress.
It won’t be wrong to say that WordPress has taken a major portion of websites online in present cyber world and thanks to huge community of developers there is a lot free themes and plug-ins available to implement any level of web platform.
WordPress gives complete support to build any level of project from personal blog to complex news portals as well as the major e-commerce platform.
WordPress is supported in CodeLobster and you can do all the WordPress development right in Code Lobster to fit your needs. The following image gives a preview of working with WordPress in CodeLobster IDE. It support all the themes integrations, plugins and filters.
CodeLobster has a special wizard for automatically installing WordPress and its features just through few simple clicks.
Let’s sum up
Having gone through this article, you must have got a pretty much good idea about all the major PHP platforms and web content management systems. Code Lobster stands best among top IDEs available for providing support for all the above mentioned platforms with built-in support for all PHP libraries and CMS.
It is very important to choose the right platform for your application and it requires lot of personal effort. The sole purpose of taking you through so many different platforms is to inform you about technology and capability of all the platforms. CodeLobster being the IDE does not help you with solving strategies and logics itself but it helps you to work effectively on all the platforms without the worries of going to different places for collecting libraries and modules to complete your project.
CodeLobster with its vast support for all the major PHP and CMS platforms provides a solid foundation to successful development of your project with complete its rich development features and debugging options.