The use of Frameworks vs plain code is the hot topic of these last years in the Web Development world.
Big and complex projects require much more control and heavy use of best-practices in order to be efficinetly maintained through their development cycle.
This is why at Recursive we are proud to be able to offer a multi-year experience with the major frameworks available today, and we are road-tested to deliver Play! and Symfony (just to name the two most largely adopted ones) applications perfectly tailored for our Recursive Paradigm™.
Clients appreciate the dramatic increase in quality-control and reduced development times, while maintaining costs and resource-impact of unforeseen problems to a minimum.
Without any doubt, when facing the most ambitious challenges, the use of such best-practices is most recommendable, with immediate verifiable advantages over a more traditional flat PHP/Java approach. Here is a brief 6-points list to highlight the major benefits of adopting such an approach:
- Reputation: these environments are widely adopted and internationally recognized. They feature extremely large user bases and ever-lasting support from their proprietary companies.
- Performance: designed by professionals for professionals, frameworks are first and foremost pragmatic tools, the features of which address real-world problems, and doing so with an astounding performance and scalability when compared to more traditional approaches.
- References: hundreds of websites and applications of all sizes and types trust frameworks as their foundation (think of Drupal, Yahoo Dailymotion, Opensky.com just to name some).
- Innovation: tools offered by frameworks are of great innovative value, and the constant level of top-class innovation provided by frameworks developers is unmatched.
- Resources: a framework approach most likely has a much smaller resource footprint than its alternatives, making it ideal also for low-budget conditions.
- Interoperability: dependency injection, translations management, forms management are just some of the interoperable aspects that allow custom solutions to be based only partially on such frameworks.