Know the Future of PHP developers!

 In the chaos of software industry, many are confused as to what is going to be the future of application development? This article takes you through the software development prediction for 2011. Not just that, understand the overall growth prospect of IT industry along with detailed review and explanation to why one must choose PHP developers for current and future development. IT Growth Prospect for 2011

It has been reported that out of total USD 71.7 billion up to USD 60 billion will come from the core software and services vertical, while exports from this segment will grow up to 17 per cent to USD 47 billion in the year 2011. Playing with numbers, today’s Economic Times reports that Indian IT industry will add over 2.25 lakh employees in 2011 and will clock revenues of USD 71.7 billion by the end of the year. The report also reveals that the total number of employees working in the IT/ITeS sector will grow to 22.3 lakh this year, which translates into the addition of 2.26 lakh personnel. Industry expects higher growth in revenues from European and Asian markets compared to the traditional North American market this year.

Software Development

With the paradigm shift in technology, user requirements and portable solutions, a huge chunk of professionals would be under a thought as to how big be the future of software development? Researching over this oppugn, an insight into the industry offers wide verticals of mobile application development, mobile marketing services, and several other related services to smart phones.

Mobile is huge. Desktop lovers or die-hard desktop fans will have to face disappointment. Portable devices like netbooks and tablets are becoming faster and faster and even efficient to perform tasks that could be earlier done only by desktops. These being the reasons, even die-hard desktop fans are seen switching over to portable devices.

In conclusion, desktop applications are not seen to have much of a scope; whereas web-based applications specifically for portable devices are not seen slowing down anytime soon.

Why PHP web developer?

Before getting into the major technicalities, let me list down some features that came as a review from some of the live developers working on various cutting-edge technologies:

  • PHP has a large base of readily available internet applications.
  • There are open source projects with large support communities and features, such as WordPress and Drupal.
  • There are excellent, commercially supported applications such as SugarCRM and vBulletin. Wikipedia is one of the largest sites on the web and its MediaWiki code is freely available for use or for study.
  • Chances are that if there is type of web application that you want to use, someone has already written something in PHP.
  • While you don’t need to know PHP to install and use these applications, knowing a bit of it allows you to get more out of this valuable resource. Knowing PHP is useful, even if you aren’t a full-time programmer.

As PHP started to pull ahead of the platform pack, more and more people started working on it, increasing the size of the community and therefore making it more likely that even more people would choose it. The attributes circled by critics are now the star attractions; such as Object-oriented programming, MY SQL, and XML. Some of its features are explained below:

Speed: Apart from execution speed it is also important to verify that it does not slow down the rest of the machine. PHP does not demand a lot of system resources. It integrates well with other software, especially under UNIX’s, has a small footprint and when run as an Apache module is already loaded for use.

Stability: Speed is of no use if your system crashes down every few thousand pages. PHP consultant uses its own resource management system, and has a sophisticated method for handling variables, making it intrinsically a robust system. Every application includes bug, however, a strong community of PHP developers continually thrive to make it one of the robust platforms.

Platform independence: It will run on almost any platform. Using the same code base, it can be compiled and built on about 25 platforms, including most UNIXs, Windows (95/98/NT/2000) and Macs. As it uses the same code base, all scripts will run identically.


One person’s experiment has fulfilled the needs of thousands of programmers striving to get a simple, fast, and portable scripting language that could work seamlessly with many other components. Launch of LAMP (Linux, Apache, MySQL, and PHP)–a combination of most powerful and compatible technologies–has become the most powerful player of Internet world, today.

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