On 20/08/13 15:00, Tedd Sperling wrote:
A teacher at my college made the statement that JAVA for Web Development is
more popular than PHP.
Where can I go to prove this right or wrong -- and/or -- what references do any
of you have to support your answer? (sounds like a teacher, huh?)
Here are my two references:
But I do not know how accurate they are.
What say you?
Java is a meticulously-constructed language with very strict typing and
a large commercial organisation which purports to support and develop it.
PHP is a scruffy heap of loosely typed cruft which is easy to knock
together and build big things from, but has a semi-commercial and
community support structure.
Guess which one the big commercial organistations (banks, industry etc.)
prefer to trust?
Guess which is then popular for college courses since it provides the
students with a basis in something that is commercially desirable?
From my personal point of view, I started with BASIC, then FORTRAN (in
a scientific environment), then C/C++, then Java (which I saw as the
language C++ should have been), and then moved on to PHP in a search to
find a way of building web apps in the sort of timescales that
small-medium enterprises are prepared to accept.
Popularity is in the eye of the beholder...
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