When to use an ORM framework?

From my personal experience, an ORM framework becomes more useful as the size and complexity of the project increases. If you just have a simple database with say 5 tables and 5-6 queries … setting up an ORM framework may be overkill. I would start considering the use of ORM when:

  • You have 3 or more programmers on a web application.
  • Your database consist of 10+ tables.
  • You have say 10+ queries to make.

ORM frameworks can’t do it all

If you think that using an ORM framework will allow you to forget SQL and never have to look back, think again. Once you jump into the ORM world, you will find that about 80-90% of your queries can be handled by the ORM generated objects. It is inevitable that at some point you will need to drop down and use some SQL or some SQL like query language.

In fact, ORM frameworks often have their own *QL query language that looks a lot like SQL. Doctrine, a popular PHP based ORM framework has DQL (Doctrine Query Language) and the very popular Hibernate (used in the Java and .Net world) has HQL. Going even further, Hybernate allows you to write straight SQL if need be.

Despite the need for a SQL like language in ORM frameworks, they can still be very valuable tools in your PHP work.

ORM Frameworks for PHP programmers

Not an exhaustive list, but here are a few ORM frameworks to consider:

Source: https://www.killerphp.com/articles/what-are-orm-frameworks/

Why choose Facebook’s ReactJS

Source: https://www.valuecoders.com/blog/technology-and-apps/5-reasons-choose-facebooks-reactjs/#

5 reasons to choose Facebook’s ReactJS

ReactJS is a JavaScript library that is open source and maintained by top IT company Facebook along with a developers’ community. This library(Also convert-able to framework) is used extensively in developing user interface for web applications. This particular framework was invented with a purpose to –

build large applications with data that changes again and again over time” .

There are a few tools we use regularly have proved to be quite useful. However, only a handful completely revolutionized our workflow. Facebook’s ReactJS is one of them. With plethora of frameworks available these days,   it’s hard to find a framework that could ultimately not become a dead end.  After researching at ValueCoders we suggest to go for ReactJS.

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Here are 5 major reasons why some of the giants like Facebook, Instagram, and Whatsapp are relying on ReactJs and what’s there for your upcoming project:

Reactjs is extremely efficient

Facebook’s Reactjs creates its own DOM (virtual) where your components live. This approach gives your developer high flexibility and amazing performance gains because React.js calculates what change is needed to be made in the DOM in advance and updates the DOM-trees accordingly. In this way, React.js avoids the costly DOM operations and does updates in an efficient manner.

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The JavaScript Library

The JSX syntax is a nice and healthy blend of JavaScript and HTML. It is used specifically in ReactJS. JSX simplifies the whole process of writing components for the websites and the HTML aspect allows your developers to render functions without concatenating strings.

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The major advantage of ReactJS is, it makes proper use of native APIs and as a result the JavaScript makes the stack work across the platforms.

It’s awesome for SEO

One of the major challenges with JavaScript frameworks is, they are not at all search engine friendly. Though there have been some improvements in this area recently, however, that’s not very helpful.

Surprisingly, React.js stands out , as you are able to run React.js on the server and the virtual DOM will be  returned and rendered to the browser as a regular web page. No need for any other tricks!

Web & Mobile app development

Focused on User interface

React Native is much more focused on user interface unlike MeteorJS, Firebase and AngularJs . It gives your users a highly responsive interface with the help of Javascript interactions between the Native environment of the device and React Native. As a result, this increases the application’s load time and helps to keep it running very smoothly without any interruptions.

It’s easy and out of the box

When you start your project with Facebook’s React.js, don’t forget to install the official chrome extension of React.js. It makes debugging your app much more easier.

After installing the extension, you can have a direct look into the virtual DOM as if you were browsing a regular DOM tree in the element’s panel. Quite amazing!

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Wrapping up

I hope these five major benefits of using ReactJS have convinced you about the uniqueness of the framework. If you are trying to develop a web application that needs to be SEO friendly and have a capacity of handling heavy moving traffic, then certainly ReactJS is the one for your next project!