DEV Community

Cover image for What about Phalcon?
Eduardo Luz
Eduardo Luz

Posted on

What about Phalcon?

I have worked with PHP for almost 20 years. Yes, it takes a lot of time. And in general I worked building my projects from scratch - or creating some kind of small custom framework to turn the work easier, more productive and less error prone. But when I first heard about Phalcon, I became really curious how it works.

"A high-performance PHP framework, with a small memory footprint and a lot of cool features in it?"

Yes, it looks interesting. Maybe using Phalcon with other technologies, such as Swoole, Containers ( Docker and Kubernetes ), and Kafka, we could build solutions for high-load environments, like IoT, for example.

So, I started to play with it, and set a goal to build some applications, deploy and proceed with some benchmark tests. This is just the beginning. Anyone interested in joining me in this endeavour?

Photo by michael lorenzo from FreeImages

Discussion (1)

atomzwieback profile image

Were using Phalcon here at work but the time where Phalcon was a thing because it was "relevant" in term of "opimized speed" is over. As every other famework today is probably equal in terms of speed, and i dont see any usage of it if youre able to use the big players like symfony and laravel.