Web services have evolved at a very fast pace over the years. Many websites have become quite popular for their services. The concept of web services is not new. It was very important to see how web services evolve over time.PHP has become extremely popular for Web programming and is also a popular scripting language for HTML development. PHP is a widely used scripting language with several different frameworks and libraries. It’s a free, open-source language, software in a mature ecosystem, and has become a great tool for web developers.

 PHP is primarily suited to web-based application development and can develop website content for websites, database management systems, email software and e-commerce applications. It is a dynamic language that is very efficient at handling complex code.

A PHP developer is a nucleus to the web development

A PHP programmer is generally a server developer who writes server-side web applications to make use of the scripting language PHP. In contrast to an in-house developer, a PHP developer is a software developer who develops software for PHP. Most PHP developers work for large companies or do part-time for small companies that don’t want to pay the full hourly rate or even the hourly rate plus benefits of a full-time developer. PHP programmers work in different environments. They may be using a web server or a local file server.

What an ideal PHP developer has to do?

To give you an idea of the breadth of the PHP development community, here are a few simple points you should consider in the process of recruiting a good PHP developer as your primary professional for building secure applications.

Developers should be familiar with PHP and with writing web applications because a PHP developer is expected to know the syntax and programming concepts required to create web pages, add scripts to a webpage and perform basic web application administration and testing.

The professional should be equipped with good coding standards, test-driven development and coding practices when deploying and managing application code.

When developing PHP applications, the development environment is necessary that is able to handle a growing load of PHP code that may take several hours to develop or even longer. Therefore, a developer should be capable of it.

The knowledge of SQL / MySQL databases, HTML, CSS, JavaScript, control systems (SVN / Git), Laravel, Symphony, YII2, CMS like Drupal, Joomla, WordPress and OOP (object-oriented programming) apart from PHP programming language is very important for a PHP developer.

With a development life cycle, a web developer should know that every development step is designed to ensure a high standard of high quality, performance, maintainability and accessibility.

The developer should be aware of how to correctly use the PHP command-line interface to invoke the PHP code that defines and runs the application.

Interview heads up

Here’s what you should consider when hiring a PHP developer.

  1. Ask the right and most important technical questions covering both the fundamentals and advanced topics of the subject.
  2. Test and examine the communication skills and appropriacy of delivering a suitable answer. Something like
  3. Are you familiar with the PHP community website template?
  4. Have you written some PHP code?
  5. Are you familiar with how you would approach a particular question or problem? What is your own expertise (if any) and background in development, testing, database administration, and deployment?
  6. Are you familiar with the PHP ecosystem, such as a business project?
  7. Evaluate experience for an idea on present and past knowledge base.
  8. Behavioral aspects also need to be tested for good future employment.
  9. Avoid confusion and distraction with unnecessary questions, arguments and discussions as it may overshadow the true motive of the interview.

Try associating with IBR Infotech to have a closer look at PHP development and its accurate requirements. The hiring aspect can sometimes be the lifeline of a dying project.

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