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JavaScript vs PHP: What are the differences?

JavaScript: Lightweight, interpreted, object-oriented language with first-class functions. 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; PHP: A popular general-purpose scripting language that is especially suited to web development. Fast, flexible and pragmatic, PHP powers everything from your blog to the most popular websites in the world.

JavaScript and PHP belong to "Languages" category of the tech stack.

"Can be used on frontend/backend", "It's everywhere" and "Lots of great frameworks" are the key factors why developers consider JavaScript; whereas "Large community", "Open source" and "Easy deployment" are the primary reasons why PHP is favored.

PHP is an open source tool with 23.9K GitHub stars and 5.53K GitHub forks. Here's a link to PHP's open source repository on GitHub.

9GAG, Hootsuite, and 37 Signals are some of the popular companies that use PHP, whereas JavaScript is used by Airbnb, Instagram, and ebay. PHP has a broader approval, being mentioned in 8904 company stacks & 2933 developers stacks; compared to JavaScript, which is listed in 5080 company stacks and 6471 developer stacks.

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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.
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