PHP vs. Go vs. Crystal

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What is PHP?

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

What is Go?

Go is expressive, concise, clean, and efficient. Its concurrency mechanisms make it easy to write programs that get the most out of multicore and networked machines, while its novel type system enables flexible and modular program construction. Go compiles quickly to machine code yet has the convenience of garbage collection and the power of run-time reflection. It's a fast, statically typed, compiled language that feels like a dynamically typed, interpreted language.

What is Crystal?

Crystal is a programming language that resembles Ruby but compiles to native code and tries to be much more efficient, at the cost of disallowing certain dynamic aspects of Ruby.
Why do developers choose PHP?
Why do you like PHP?

Why do developers choose Go?
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Why do developers choose Crystal?
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What are the cons of using PHP?
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What are the cons of using Go?
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What are the cons of using Crystal?
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What companies use PHP?
10469 companies on StackShare use PHP
What companies use Go?
1068 companies on StackShare use Go
What companies use Crystal?
10 companies on StackShare use Crystal
What tools integrate with PHP?
58 tools on StackShare integrate with PHP
What tools integrate with Go?
55 tools on StackShare integrate with Go
What tools integrate with Crystal?
3 tools on StackShare integrate with Crystal

What are some alternatives to PHP, Go, and Crystal?

  • 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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