PHP Version Support
10.10.2022 | Christoph Dunkake
Generally, PHP is following the patter: major releases are supported for 5 years + 1 year security updated only, minor releases are supported for 2 years + 1 year.
The last version of PHP 7 will not be supported anymore by January 2023, so it is high time to plan the upgrade if you are still running systems on 7.x.
Laravel requires frequent investments
01.10.2022 | Christoph Dunkake
Laravel is a popular framework for PHP
It is based on the Symfony framework but adds a ton of functionality and develops in a breathtaking speed with minor releases every week and major releases every 12 months.
That innovation speed also comes with a price tag (even though the framework is free and open source). The maintenance period for major releases is only around 2 years. That means that your application will have to get a significant refactoring every 2 years. On the one hand that’s good since your system will never get old and out-of-date. On the other hand, if you want your system to run for 10 years without significant investment for technical upgrades, Laravel is not the ideal stack choice for you.
For that reason, Dragon Eyes suggests Laravel only for application that benefit from the degree of cutting-edge functionality that Laravel offers, and to stick with vanilla PHP (object oriented and following a MVC pattern) for other systems and pure backends.
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