PHP vs. Perl

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

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

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

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

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What companies use PHP?
10304 companies on StackShare use PHP
What companies use Perl?
168 companies on StackShare use Perl
What tools integrate with PHP?
56 tools on StackShare integrate with PHP
What tools integrate with Perl?
10 tools on StackShare integrate with Perl

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

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