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PHP Or JAVA Which One Is Better?

Jul 29, 2015

The truth is that both PHP and Java have their place within an IT organization. The funny thing is that stories about the demise and disruption of Java still get published.

There is an interesting discussion at Slashdot about Twitter shifting workload from Ruby on Rails over to Scala. Readers have compared technology choices at Twitter versus Facebook.

While Facebook uses PHP where Twitter uses Rails, Facebook uses a plethora of languages to make the whole system work. So Twitter really isn't going to Scala any more than Facebook is going to Erlang. Which is the say that they use the best tool for the job, not one tool for every job.

To be fair, the Java ecosystem made the error of recommending the Java language and platform as the right tool for every job in the past. Today, Java infrastructure providers have shifted to offer a broader set of tools to help right-size the infrastructure to the project needs. This will only continue. And as it does, PHP, Groovy, Ruby, Java, and several other languages will be used together to help customers drive business results. Maybe we are biased, but Java the language and Java the platform have little to fear from PHP or other scripting language environments.

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