I want to start this post by saying this is my preference on the frameworks and technologies that I use for most of my apps. Depending on your experience and goals you should experiment to see what works for you. For example, here’s a tweet from Pieter Levels that his site is running on a single PHP file and is making over $2,000 a day. He makes a good point that if your goal is to make money, the frameworks and libraries can get in the way of you making progress. It’s impressive what he is able to accomplish by keeping things simple.
https://t.co/rORz8xdCQp is a single PHP file called "index.php" generating $2,342.04 in a day. No frameworks. No libraries. 💖
— Pieter Levels 🏝 (@levelsio) December 7, 2017