PHP vs. JavaScript



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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 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.

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

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

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

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

What companies use PHP?
10286 companies on StackShare use PHP
What companies use JavaScript?
6267 companies on StackShare use JavaScript
What tools integrate with PHP?
54 tools on StackShare integrate with PHP
What tools integrate with JavaScript?
82 tools on StackShare integrate with JavaScript

What are some alternatives to PHP and JavaScript?

  • 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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