For the newbies among us, PHP is a web development language that has been widely adopted for multiple websites throughout the world. It also has its uses in general programming functions. Literally millions of websites are now running on the PHP language which means that your e-commerce business may need to be founded on the PHP language as well to facilitate smooth operations with other PHP based websites.
Another side benefit of switching to PHP code is that it can accommodate web content management systems founded on PHP. Your e-commerce system might be using Joomla! for example, so you will be pleased to know that Joomla! is compatible with your PHP-based site. Another commonly used web content management system is Moodle which also happens to work well with a PHP-based website.
If you are thinking of making Web 2.0 applications (meaning you want to make new websites that allow visitors and users to interact with one another online in dynamic ways), the Yii framework could be the solution to this problem. Yii is actually founded on the PHP web programming language and was designed to lessen web app development time significantly.
Every once and a while you come across a blog post or forum discussion about what PHP application framework is the best. They each have their own positives and negatives, but the true answer to that question is that it depends on the programmer. Each programmer has a different style and different priorities when it comes to adopting a tool kit to use when building apps.
Laravel 4 depends a lot of a number of external packages for its functionality. To do this, it is using Composer as a dependency manager.