Python vs. PHP vs. Erlang

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What is Python?

Python is a general purpose programming language created by Guido Van Rossum. Python is most praised for its elegant syntax and readable code, if you are just beginning your programming career python suits you best.

What is PHP?

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

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.
Why do developers choose Python?
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Why do developers choose PHP?
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Why do developers choose Erlang?
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What are the cons of using Python?
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What are the cons of using PHP?
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What are the cons of using Erlang?
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What companies use Python?
3489 companies on StackShare use Python
What companies use PHP?
10481 companies on StackShare use PHP
What companies use Erlang?
89 companies on StackShare use Erlang
What tools integrate with Python?
91 tools on StackShare integrate with Python
What tools integrate with PHP?
58 tools on StackShare integrate with PHP
What tools integrate with Erlang?
4 tools on StackShare integrate with Erlang

What are some alternatives to Python, PHP, 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
  • 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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