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PHP vs Java – Which Is The Best Choice For Web Development In 2022?

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For a long time now, there’s been a constant competition between Java and PHP. Let’s compare them and see which one is better for your project.

#1 Coding and Speed

Java enables writing code only once for implementing it on different platforms. On the contrary, PHP offers superior provisions for coding and memory consumption. Coding an application is faster with PHP compared to Java.

#2 Performance

While both Java and PHP have been optimized, Java has shown better results than PHP.

#3 Security

Though PHP is a popular programming language, it still lacks some of Java’s advanced built-in security features.

#4 Stability

Here, Java is more reliable than PHP, it allows developers to write more extended codes.

#5 Page loading speed

Java takes more time to load a page. In contrast to it, PHP loads pages quickly as it takes a lighter load.

#6 Documentation

Both Java and PHP have a long history, so you’ll be able to find an extensive amount of documentation for both programming languages.

#7 Popularity

It was found that 44.1% of professionals want to continue working with Java while only 37.3% would like to work with PHP.

#8 Ease of learning

Some developers say that Java’s library is too deep, others think that the syntax of Java is simpler as compared to PHP and similar to the English language.

#9 Development cost

If you’re working on a budget, PHP is the best option as it’s cheaper.

#10 Language tools

Java apps are debugged by all editors but PHP can debug only the print statements. Also, PHP uses just packaging files while Java supports a variety of packaging tools including: Maven; Ant; Editors and Web smart.

#11 Statically-typed vs Dynamically-typed

Since Java is Statically-typed, you’ll be able to detect errors at the initial stages of the system’s development lifecycle process. On the contrary, PHP is a Dynamically-typed language which means that variables don’t have types.

Java Use Cases

  • Android apps
  • Different SDK for B2B services
  • Microservices for small business
  • Web applications such as: Online forms; Gmail and Shopping carts.
  • Enterprise applications in Banks; Governments and Schools.
  • Enterprises like Tripadvisor; Pinterest and Spotify.
  • Web servers such as Apache Tomcat; Resin; Adobe JRun
  • Software tools like Eclipse; NetBeans IDE and IntelliJ idea.

PHP Use Cases

  • Websites like Yahoo; Istockphoto; Flickr and Mailchimp
  • E-commerce apps such as Zencart; Opencart; Ubercart
  • Scripting, including devops tools and automation.

Pros of Java

  • Object-oriented programming
  • Secure language
  • Automatic memory management feature
  • Runs on any platform
  • Since it’s a distributed language, it’s suitable for remote cooperation
  • Its syntax is simple
  • Stable
  • High-level language.
  • Some modern languages that are using JVM like Kotlin, Scala,…

Cons of Java

  • Longer code
  • More expensive
  • Initial poor performance.

Pros of PHP

  • Lots of documentation and learning materials
  • A variety of databases
  • Free license
  • Flexible
  • Collaborates with HTML
  • Loads faster at all stages.

Cons of PHP

  • Less secure
  • Prone to error
  • Inconsistent documentation.

All in all, the primary benefit of the Java language is huge leaps in programming language evolution. Comparatively, PHP is forced to stay behind, trying to catch up. The many significant breakthroughs made by the Java language are not shared by PHP.

However, Java and PHP both have their potential pros and cons, when it comes to the software development market, both of these languages carry immense significance in website design and functionality provided.

This Blog was prepared by the EZtek team. We help top brands worldwide to innovate and accelerate digital transformation. We share the latest news about tech trends and innovations.


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