Use of Design Patterns in PHP-Based Web Application Frameworks
It is known that design patterns of object-oriented programming are used in the design of Web applications, but there is no sufficient information which data patterns are used, how often they are used, and the level of quality at which they are used. This paper describes the results concerning the use of design patterns in projects which develop PHP-based Web application frameworks. Documentation and source code were analysed for 10 frameworks, finding that design patterns are used in the development of Web applications, but not too much and without much consistency. The results and conclusions can be of use when planning and developing new projects because the existing experience can be taken into account.