PHP vs. Java vs. Groovy

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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 Java?

Java is a programming language and computing platform first released by Sun Microsystems in 1995. There are lots of applications and websites that will not work unless you have Java installed, and more are created every day. Java is fast, secure, and reliable. From laptops to datacenters, game consoles to scientific supercomputers, cell phones to the Internet, Java is everywhere!

What is Groovy?

Groovy builds upon the strengths of Java but has additional power features inspired by languages like Python, Ruby and Smalltalk. It makes modern programming features available to Java developers with almost-zero learning curve.
Why do developers choose PHP?
Why do you like PHP?

Why do developers choose Java?
Why do you like Java?

Why do developers choose Groovy?
Why do you like Groovy?

What are the cons of using PHP?
Downsides of PHP?

What are the cons of using Java?
Downsides of Java?

What are the cons of using Groovy?
Downsides of Groovy?

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What companies use PHP?
10481 companies on StackShare use PHP
What companies use Java?
2993 companies on StackShare use Java
What companies use Groovy?
93 companies on StackShare use Groovy
What tools integrate with PHP?
58 tools on StackShare integrate with PHP
What tools integrate with Java?
67 tools on StackShare integrate with Java
What tools integrate with Groovy?
2 tools on StackShare integrate with Groovy

What are some alternatives to PHP, Java, and Groovy?

  • 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.
  • ES6 - The next version of JavaScript

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