PHP vs. Scala 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 Scala?

Scala is an acronym for “Scalable Language”. This means that Scala grows with you. You can play with it by typing one-line expressions and observing the results. But you can also rely on it for large mission critical systems, as many companies, including Twitter, LinkedIn, or Intel do. To some, Scala feels like a scripting language. Its syntax is concise and low ceremony; its types get out of the way because the compiler can infer them.

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?
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Why do developers choose Scala?
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Why do developers choose COBOL?
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Cons

What are the cons of using PHP?
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What are the cons of using Scala?
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What are the cons of using COBOL?
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Companies

What companies use PHP?
10058 companies on StackShare use PHP
What companies use Scala?
496 companies on StackShare use Scala
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 Scala?
13 tools on StackShare integrate with Scala
What tools integrate with COBOL?
1 tools on StackShare integrate with COBOL

What are some alternatives to PHP, Scala, 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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