In this recent post to the /r/php subreddit on Reddit.com, AfterNite wonders why it's important to measure the "requests per second" that a framework handles (or if it is at all).
I have been using Laravel 4 for a while now. Recently I saw a benchmark here (http://blog.a-way-out.net/blog/2015/03/27/php-framework-benchmark/). There are many frameworks that were compared and compared to phalcon the requests per second seem crappy. Hearing that zend is powerful and primarily aimed at businesses how is it that a few hundred requests per second is good? I can't wrap my head around why people are using frameworks such as Zend, Laravel 5 and Symfony.
The comments on the post mention things like:
- taking benchmarks "with a grain of salt"
- How it relates to optimization
- Wondering what the mean requests-per-second would be
- What effect a datasource has on performance
- The relation between performance and ease of use
You can read the full post or leave an opinion of your own on the full post.