PHP is a popular general-purpose scripting language that is especially suited to web development. Fast, flexible and pragmatic, PHP powers everything from your blog to the most popular websites in the world.
Depending on job function, PHP developers may be classified as software developers or web developers. Because the language is so ubiquitous in website development and business, PHP can be a good choice for self-employed or contract developers.
A developer’s job duties can also include website administration, software testing, and user training. Software developers sometimes create prototypes in PHP even when they plan on using another language later. An advantage of PHP is the speed with which development can take place; a disadvantage is that it is prone to security vulnerabilities.
Typical responsibilities of a PHP Developer may include:
- Create, test and deploy new, innovative website applications in a timely and efficient manner, while concurrently working with other developers to meet data acquisition requirements
- Test websites on all browsers (mobile, notebook, tablet), and address issues based on user feedback
- Integration of user-facing elements developed by a front-end developer
- Troubleshoot, test, and maintain the core product software and databases to ensure strong optimization and functionality
- Document the development process, architecture, and standard components
- Coordinate with other developers and project/ product managers to keep the team well informed of the status of the development effort
The test is designed to filter out candidates for roles like
- Software Developer (PHP)
- Junior PHP Developer
- PHP Application Developer
- PHP Developer
- Frontend Engineer (PHP)
- Laravel Developer