Benefits of Frameworks

by | Oct 10, 2022

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Frameworks provide a foundation allowing the development of business logic in an organized way. Without frameworks, your company will have a very difficult time keeping everything in order. There are two different types of frameworks that your company can use. These include:

  • Server-Side Frameworks – Web application frameworks, often known as server-side web frameworks, are software frameworks that facilitate the creation, upkeep, and scaling of web applications. They offer tools and libraries to make it easier to complete typical web development tasks. For example, sending URLs to the proper handlers, interacting with databases, supporting sessions and user authorization, formatting output (such as HTML, JSON, or XML), and enhancing security against web attacks.
  • UI (Client) Frameworks – Client-side frameworks are typically JavaScript libraries and operate in a web browser, like React, Angular, and Vue. Many web developers decide to build their web apps on top of client-side framework libraries. These libraries are frameworks because they make higher-level client-side programming APIs on top of the free and paid web browser APIs.

Framework Code Benefits

Not only can frameworks keep your company organized, but there are also several other benefits to having a framework code in place. We’ve outlined a few of those benefits below.

  • A basic code structure is already developed, reduces time, and improves efficiency in building new applications.
  • Minimizes time invested in building essential application components, saving time and overhead associated with application development. Profound Logic UI widgets and designers allow drag-and-drop implementation of UI elements and direct integration into server-side DB.
  • Developer productivity is improved by allowing developers to focus on the unique requirements of their application instead of spending time on application infrastructure (“plumbing”).
  • Ability to reuse code that has been pre-built and pre-tested. Increase the reliability of the new application and reduce the programming, testing effort, and time to market.
  • A framework can help establish better programming practices and naturally enforce appropriate use of design patterns and new programming tools. A framework upgrade can provide new functionality, improved performance, or improved quality without additional programming by the framework user.
  • A framework provides you with the means to extend its behavior. Node.js and Javascript packages and is easily integrated into the PF frameworks without additional costs; custom widgets also offer a pathway for creating custom UI components.
  • Bootstraps the Development Process. The tools and packages frameworks provide aid developers in bootstrapping the development of custom applications.
  • Reduces Code Length/Improved Code Efficiency. With frameworks, there is no need to write longer lines of code while adding conventional functionalities. Promoting simplicity and conciseness reduces the time and effort involved in the development process. Frameworks provide improved code readability, reusability, debugging, and maintainability.
  • Improves Database Proficiency. Most frameworks provide pre-built components that allow programmers to work with commonly used relational databases.
  • Reinforces Security. Programmers do not have to go the extra mile to safeguard the security of their applications from various cyberattacks like SQL injections, cross-site request forgery, and data tampering. The built-in security features and mechanisms that come with frameworks provide a more natural way for developers to protect applications from present and future security threats.

Utilizing Frameworks

After adopting a framework, you must rewrite your code to use the APIs specified by that framework. A framework’s higher-level API allows you to accomplish more with less code, which is an advantage. Many compatibilities, security, and accessibility issues are addressed in a well-written framework.

The Profound UI Framework’s capabilities are comparable to jQuery, ExtJS, and Dojo. Profound UI is driven by a server-side language, such as Node.js, RPG, PHP, or PHP, as opposed to client-side JavaScript, unlike most JavaScript frameworks. Server-side business application developers can start producing helpful Web 2.0 applications. For advanced functionality, you need HTML, JavaScript, and CSS coding because server-side code can handle most tasks.

As you can see, there are several benefits to having a framework in place. Without a framework, your company could be left behind. Make sure that you’re staying ahead of the curve by utilizing a framework at your company.

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