I'm a developer relatively new to PHP and I've been hearing a lot about MVC frameworks lately. I wanted to understand the difference between PHP and MVC frameworks and how they relate to each other.
From what I gather, PHP is a programming language that's widely used for web development. It has its own set of libraries and functions that make it easier to build websites and web applications. On the other hand, MVC frameworks (such as Laravel, CodeIgniter, or Symfony) are built on top of PHP and provide a structured way to develop applications.
What I'm struggling to understand is why someone would choose to use an MVC framework instead of just using PHP on its own. I understand that frameworks can provide various features like routing, database abstraction, and template engines - but couldn't you achieve the same things by writing PHP code yourself?
I'm also curious to know how using an MVC framework affects the development process. Does it make development faster and more efficient? Are there any drawbacks or limitations when working with frameworks?
Any insights you could provide would be greatly appreciated. Thank you in advance!
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