JavaScript vs. PHP vs. Java

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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 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!
Why do developers choose JavaScript?
Why do you like JavaScript?

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

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

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

What are the cons of using PHP?
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What are the cons of using Java?
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What companies use JavaScript?
6289 companies on StackShare use JavaScript
What companies use PHP?
10306 companies on StackShare use PHP
What companies use Java?
2950 companies on StackShare use Java
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 Java?
66 tools on StackShare integrate with Java

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

  • 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
  • Ruby - A dynamic, interpreted, open source programming language with a focus on simplicity and productivity

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