JavaScript vs. PHP vs. Groovy

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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 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 JavaScript?
Why do you like JavaScript?

Why do developers choose PHP?
Why do you like PHP?

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

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

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

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

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What companies use JavaScript?
6297 companies on StackShare use JavaScript
What companies use PHP?
10316 companies on StackShare use PHP
What companies use Groovy?
93 companies on StackShare use Groovy
What tools integrate with JavaScript?
83 tools on StackShare integrate with JavaScript
What tools integrate with PHP?
56 tools on StackShare integrate with PHP
What tools integrate with Groovy?
2 tools on StackShare integrate with Groovy

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

  • 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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