PHP vs. Java vs. Perl



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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 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 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.

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Pros

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

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

Why do developers choose Perl?
Why do you like Perl?

Cons

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 Perl?
Downsides of Perl?

Companies

What companies use PHP?
10152 companies on StackShare use PHP
What companies use Java?
2885 companies on StackShare use Java
What companies use Perl?
166 companies on StackShare use Perl

Integrations

What tools integrate with PHP?
54 tools on StackShare integrate with PHP
What tools integrate with Java?
65 tools on StackShare integrate with Java
What tools integrate with Perl?
10 tools on StackShare integrate with Perl

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

  • 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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