Zend Framework is an easy-to-use and object-oriented open source software framework. Mainly, it focuses on developing PHP and MYSQL web applications. It provides simplicity through object-oriented practices, bug-free code is business-friendly, and most importantly, highly secure.
The Zend Framework focuses on security and reliability based on Web 2.0. Zend also focuses on the development of API development applications.
Hypelink Infosystem uses Zend framework in development of simple and complex web applications. The collection of professional PHP packages built into this framework represents a helpful tool that has come to impress even the most experienced developers. The basic functions are integrated quickly and without the need for great programming efforts, allowing the user to concentrate on implementing the functionalities of their own application. The framework uses Composer as a package manager, the PHPUnit unit test environment and Travis CI, a continuous integration tool that allows you to build GitHub projects and publish them automatically.
In the first phase of a project, after the customer has contacted us for the first time, we internally assign the incoming request according to the requirements in the team.
Our contact person will then get in touch with you and, after consultation, will accompany the project until it has successfully completed the development process.
Here we develop an understanding of what goals the finished product pursues, what problems it solves, what core functionality it has, and what the customer's business and future users expect. We do this through an in-depth, fundamental analysis of your business.
After completing the analysis, we create an initial idea of the project in order to make the most appropriate decisions together with the customer on the basis of the collected data and technical expertise.
On the basis of the first concept, we start to determine the functional requirements of the project. At this point in time, we are not yet fully planning the project, as it will inevitably change in the course of development.
For this reason, we determine the core functionality of the project and start developing as soon as the customers are ready to go. With this agile approach, we can identify the best solutions and consider how best to implement them.
Agile methodology means constant work and improvement of the product as well as a quick reaction to changes on the part of customer requirements or other problems. We use continuous business analysis as the basis of project development to simplify the change process and find the best solutions based on what we have and how it works.
We ensure that our products not only serve the customer's business purposes but are also intuitive, simple, and convenient for the end-user.
An appealing design for users of our products must be pleasing, but above all, fulfill the main purpose - intuitiveness and consistency.
We carefully test each build to ensure that the intermediate results are also usable products.
We write clean and future-oriented code, taking into account the requirements of the product in terms of scalability and fast response times.
Software solutions are products that always need improvement. The release is just a starting point for a new phase in development. During this phase, we adjust our pace and the way we work together to offer our customers post-release support for further improvements.
The Model-View-Controllers (MVC) structure helps to differentiate the business logic of the user interface. The Zend Framework also has the advantage of improving the front controller model.
The model represents the structure of your data; through its interaction with the database. Views contain the templates of the pages and the results. Controllers take care of the requests made on the page and combine the whole.
This type of separation allows for greater readability and more straightforward to handle code.
Zend Framework contains an extensive library of components that allow you to choose from different types or subtype of parts. So you never need to use more than you need. If you want to use the PDF library, you can select this option without using the other components of the framework - this is called a limitless use architecture. Some components are dependent on each other, such as the Date Picker library that goes with the Zend Form component.
The number of components is gradually increasing every day, making the Zend framework a vast component library.
Since almost all the components are ready for use, you hardly spend time setting up the application's initial structure. The execution time of your PHP application is therefore considerably reduced, and its performance is thus increased. Thanks to this framework, you no longer have to download and install third-party libraries (such as jQuery or Date Picker, etc.) since these are included in the Zend Framework.
Coming from the PHP programming language, the Zend framework offers a generic method of data caching. Zend gives you the choice of a variety of caching techniques that you simply need to increase your applications' throughput.
Zend Framework is a solution known for the quality of its code. All components have approximately 80-90% coverage, giving you the flexibility to customize or expand them. What's more, when you extend components, you can use the de facto available test tool (PHP Unit) to test your component. This is a practical aspect of continuous developments for large projects involving a large number of people. You will agree that it is not practical to have to manually test every component of an application each time it is changed. It is, therefore, easier to use the PHP Unit to automate its control.
Using the input and output filtering functions manually to protect your application can be overwhelming, and you might even forget them every now and then. With Zend Framework, most of these tasks can be automated.