PHP vs. Perl vs. COBOL



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Description

What is PHP?

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

What is Perl?

Perl is a general-purpose programming language originally developed for text manipulation and now used for a wide range of tasks including system administration, web development, network programming, GUI development, and more.

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.

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Pros

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

Why do developers choose Perl?
Why do you like Perl?

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

Cons

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

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

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

Companies

What companies use PHP?
10073 companies on StackShare use PHP
What companies use Perl?
164 companies on StackShare use Perl
What companies use COBOL?
6 companies on StackShare use COBOL

Integrations

What tools integrate with PHP?
54 tools on StackShare integrate with PHP
What tools integrate with Perl?
10 tools on StackShare integrate with Perl
What tools integrate with COBOL?
1 tools on StackShare integrate with COBOL

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

  • 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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