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Title: Which is the right choice for enterprise applications - PHP or Java?


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Which is the right choice for enterprise
applications - PHP or Java?
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PHP - a well-known scripting language and Java -
a well-known programming language, both have
carved their own niche in the field of software
development and have been major catalysts in
transforming how the world interacts with the
internet.
But, now that both the languages are equally
popular, it can be bit confusing while choosing
one out of the two for enterprise development.
The business owners all around the world are
musing over this confusion as every web
development company seems to have a varying
opinion regarding the choice of programming
language to be used for your enterprise
application.
If you want to see the modern world at war, here
is a tip - gather all the renowned developers
from all corners of the world and declare one
language to be superior of all. What you will
witness next will definitely be what the World
War 3 would look like.
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So, the point being, no one has ever been able to
prove one scripting or programming language to be
superior to any other. Each has its own
attributes as well as some drawbacks. Every
developer proficient in a particular language
will be able to build a satisfying application by
making the best use of all the attributes of the
language.
But, when it comes to building enterprise apps,
one cannot just randomly pick PHP or Java as the
app language without considering the benefits and
drawbacks of each.
It is said that
Java makes easy tasks complicated while PHP
simplifies it further.
But, Java makes difficult programming tasks
simpler while PHP may not have those capabilities.
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Keeping these lines in mind, one can conclude
that the question of whether to choose PHP,
scripting language or to choose Java, a
programming language for ones enterprise app
development depends a lot on the nature of the
application.
Now, to get started with making a definite
decision, one needs to first know the benefits as
well a the limitations of both the languages.
Once these are known, it becomes easy to pick one
out of the two according to the suitability.
Here is a detailed comparison of Java and PHP
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1. Compiled or interpreted
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Java is a programming language while PHP is a
scripting language. This means that Java needs to
be compiled while PHP is merely interpreted. A
compiled language can be run on any platform or
operating system, irrespective of where it
written while an interpreted language runs only
in its respective runtime environment. This makes
Java a more easy to work with language as it is
reusable for several platforms. It is known to be
running on the WORA (Write Once, Run Anywhere)
principle, which demonstrates a lot of
functionalities of cross-platform compatibility.
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2. Stability
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Java has been here for a long time now,
definitely longer than PHP. This gives it a
benefit when compared to PHP as there is a large
number of core libraries, all having high quality
standards. Such libraries help developers add all
the needed functionalities to the application
easily. But, on the other hand, PHP has no core
libraries unlike Java. Though there is a large
source of semi-platform libraries available, none
of them are stable enough to support all kinds of
website functionalities. Though this lack of
stability has been improvised on in the recent
versions of PHP.
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3. Code size
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Many web developers will tell you that coding in
PHP is a cakewalk when compared to Java. This is
because, Java needs a lot of code for even the
simplest of the functionalities. This makes the
complete code size very bulky. On the other hand,
PHP requires less coding and is very simple. As a
result, the code of the application is short and
easy to interpret. Also, as the code is short and
easy to understand, one can easily make changes
whenever needed.
Java is said to have relatively high system
requirements to compile smoothly. But, it is also
true that Java is the best choice for
applications with high server load, which PHP is
not even capable of handling.
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4. Flexibility
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PHP is known for its flexibility. The code length
is short and that helps the developer to make any
changes in future easily without disrupting the
entire code. The unique quality of PHP is that
one can develop the save required functionality
in several different ways. There is no single
correct way to do a thing in PHP.
This is a benefit as well as a drawback. As every
functionality can be accomplished in several
ways, it sometimes becomes difficult for a
developer to understand a code created by other
developers. On the other hand, this can never
happen in Java. Though the code is complex and
heavy, it is straightforward. PHP makes it easy
to make changes to the program, but sometimes can
prove to be difficult to understand.
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So, finally, what to choose?
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Even after a detailed comparison, the question of
which language to choose for your enterprise
application still may seem to remain unanswered
for some enterprises. So, here is a simple way to
make your decision - Choose PHP for small
projects so as to keep the structure simple,
while for applications which will require a lot
of inbuilt functionalities. Java is a better
choice. Also, if you want the application to be
built quickly, a PHP developer is what you
require as PHP projects are concluded swiftly as
it requires less coding than Java.
It is also a good practice to consult several web
application development companies while deciding
whether you need a Java developer or a PHP
developer. The more the opinions, the wiser you
get.
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