On 8/20/13 9:00 AM, 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?
As others have said, he's simply wrong. :-) "Good"ness of either
language aside, the data (W3Techs is what I usually cite) is clear: For
server-side web dev, PHP is the 800 lb gorilla.
For all programming combined? Java may be bigger than PHP, sure. For
embedded? No question, Java > PHP as PHP has almost no presence. For
"enterprise shops"? There probably are segments of the market that are
very Java-centric, even on the web, no question.
It's all how you define your scope. I'm sure he could come up with some
definition of "market" that would show Java having a bigger marketshare
than PHP, within that market. The question is whether that is a valid
definition of "market" in context.
Lies, damned lies, and statistics. :-)
As countering data-points: Wordpress alone is 18% of the web. Drupal is
the #1 CMS used to power US government websites. Universities and
Museums are very big on Drupal. (That's my day job. <g>) PHP's
marketshare is huge, even in "enterprise".
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