TL;DR: what are the trade-offs in terms of security and long-term maintenance between writing own php-js based wiki web-app, and use kirby core for the php part of the app?
for a project i decided to build a wiki from scratch using
js, and so have a chance to try out making my first php web-app.
a thought crept in my head last night about security and the long-term maintenance of the app. so i began thinking of using kirby core as backend, plus maybe some custom plugins, and write the panel and the frontend as one js web-app.
what are your thoughts about this?
i like to think that this might be a better more long-term approach, as i won’t have to patch up the php app myself with the latest vulnerabilities problems every other month (or whatever the rate for that is).
but at the same time i wonder what are the real risks involved in writing a custom php-js based web-app for a specific small client. it comes down to how much other times i’ll use it for other projects?
curious to hear your opinions and words of wisdom about it!