PHP vs. Markdown

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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 Markdown?

Markdown is two things: (1) a plain text formatting syntax; and (2) a software tool, written in Perl, that converts the plain text formatting to HTML.

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

Why do developers choose Markdown?
Why do you like Markdown?

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

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

What companies use PHP?
10302 companies on StackShare use PHP
What companies use Markdown?
918 companies on StackShare use Markdown
What tools integrate with PHP?
55 tools on StackShare integrate with PHP
What tools integrate with Markdown?
10 tools on StackShare integrate with Markdown

What are some alternatives to PHP and Markdown?

  • 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.
  • Java - A concurrent, class-based, object-oriented, language specifically designed to have as few implementation dependencies as possible

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