JavaScript vs. PHP vs. CoffeeScript

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What is JavaScript?

JavaScript is most known as the scripting language for Web pages, but used in many non-browser environments as well such as node.js or Apache CouchDB. It is a prototype-based, multi-paradigm scripting language that is dynamic,and supports object-oriented, imperative, and functional programming styles.

What is PHP?

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

What is CoffeeScript?

CoffeeScript is a little language that compiles into JavaScript. Underneath that awkward Java-esque patina, JavaScript has always had a gorgeous heart. CoffeeScript is an attempt to expose the good parts of JavaScript in a simple way.

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What companies use JavaScript?
6283 companies on StackShare use JavaScript
What companies use PHP?
10302 companies on StackShare use PHP
What companies use CoffeeScript?
446 companies on StackShare use CoffeeScript
What tools integrate with JavaScript?
82 tools on StackShare integrate with JavaScript
What tools integrate with PHP?
54 tools on StackShare integrate with PHP
What tools integrate with CoffeeScript?
2 tools on StackShare integrate with CoffeeScript

What are some alternatives to JavaScript, PHP, and CoffeeScript?

  • 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
  • ES6 - The next version of JavaScript

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