What is Phalcon and why it is used?
Phalcon is a full-stack open source framework written in PHP and C (programming languages). It is the first framework that implements object-relational-mapping (ORM) in C. This loosely coupled framework is based on MVC (model-view-controller) architecture. Phalcon runs on PHP 5.4 and is one of the fastest frameworks. Phalcon can be used for end to end web applications that
- Need to be super-fast and handle more HTTP requests per second
- Consume less resource (hardware) storage as the C extensions are loaded along with PHP during the web-server start process and are pre-compiled.