PHP vs. Perl vs. Erlang

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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 Erlang?

Some of Erlang's uses are in telecoms, banking, e-commerce, computer telephony and instant messaging. Erlang's runtime system has built-in support for concurrency, distribution and fault tolerance. OTP is set of Erlang libraries and design principles providing middle-ware to develop these systems.

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 Erlang?
  • Why do you like Erlang?

    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 Erlang?
    No Cons submitted yet for Erlang
    Downsides of Erlang?

    Companies

    What companies use PHP?
    8203 companies on StackShare use PHP
    What companies use Perl?
    130 companies on StackShare use Perl
    What companies use Erlang?
    68 companies on StackShare use Erlang

    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 Erlang?
    4 tools on StackShare integrate with Erlang

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

    • 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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