The Naghashyan PHP framework
- What is NGS Best for?
- How does NGS Compare with Other Frameworks?
- Requirements and Prerequisites
NGS (Naghashyan Framework) is a high performance, component-based PHP framework for rapidly developing modern Web applications.
is NGS Best for?
NGS is a generic Web programming framework, meaning that it can be used for developing all kinds of Web applications using PHP. Because of its component-based architecture and sophisticated caching support, it is especially suitable for developing large-scale applications such as portals, forums, content management systems (CMS), e-commerce projects, RESTful Web services, and so on.
If you're already familiar with another framework, you may appreciate knowing how NGS compares:
- Like most PHP frameworks, NGS implements the MVC (Model-View-Controller) architectural pattern and promotes code organization based on that pattern.
- NGS takes the philosophy that code should be written in a simple yet elegant way. NGS will never try to over-design things mainly for the purpose of strictly following some design pattern.
- NGS is a full-stack framework providing many proven and ready-to-use features: query builders and ActiveRecord for both relational and NoSQL databases; RESTful API development support; multi-tier caching support; and more.
- NGS is extremely extensible. You can customize or replace nearly every piece of the core's code. You can also take advantage of NGS's solid extension architecture to use or develop redistributable extensions.
- High performance is always a primary goal of NGS.
NGS requires PHP 5.4.0 or above. You can find more detailed requirements for individual features by running the requirement checker included in every NGS release.
Using NGS requires basic knowledge of object-oriented programming (OOP), as NGS is a pure OOP-based framework. NGS also makes use of the latest features of PHP, such as namespaces and traits. Understanding these concepts will help you more easily pick up NGS.