COBOL vs. D vs. PHP

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What is COBOL?

COBOL was one of the first programming languages to be standardised: the first COBOL standard was issued by ANSI in 1968. COBOL is primarily used in business, finance, and administrative systems for companies and governments.

What is D?

D is a language with C-like syntax and static typing. It pragmatically combines efficiency, control, and modeling power, with safety and programmer productivity.

What is PHP?

Fast, flexible and pragmatic, PHP powers everything from your blog to the most popular websites in the world.

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Why do developers choose COBOL?
Why do you like COBOL?

Why do developers choose D?
Why do you like D?

Why do developers choose PHP?
Why do you like PHP?


What are the cons of using COBOL?
No Cons submitted yet for COBOL
Downsides of COBOL?

What are the cons of using D?
No Cons submitted yet for D
Downsides of D?

What are the cons of using PHP?
Downsides of PHP?


What companies use COBOL?
6 companies on StackShare use COBOL
What companies use D?
9 companies on StackShare use D
What companies use PHP?
10054 companies on StackShare use PHP


What tools integrate with COBOL?
1 tools on StackShare integrate with COBOL
What tools integrate with D?
1 tools on StackShare integrate with D
What tools integrate with PHP?
54 tools on StackShare integrate with PHP

What are some alternatives to COBOL, D, and PHP?

  • JavaScript - Lightweight, interpreted, object-oriented language with first-class functions
  • HTML5 - 5th major revision of the core language of the World Wide Web
  • Python - Python is a clear and powerful object-oriented programming language, comparable to Perl, Ruby, Scheme, or Java.
  • Java - A concurrent, class-based, object-oriented, language specifically designed to have as few implementation dependencies as possible

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