Long live PHP!
According to a report from W3Techs, PHP is used by 79% of all websites with a known server-side programming language. And yet, many programmers are lining up to hold a funeral service for the language. Rumors of PHP’s death might be greatly exaggerated. In this article, learn about some of the reasons PHP is still a great language to develop enterprise applications with.
Over the weekend our post discussing PHP’s place in the TIOBE Index for September provoked a lot of discussion. This morning, we want to continue to talk about PHP, but this time with a featured post by Jyotirmay Samanta who wants the world to know that there’s life in the old girl yet. Before you get to the article, if you’re a PHP developer working on an interesting project, why not get in touch with us and talk about it – firstname.lastname@example.org. Now, on to the article!
PHP trends over the last year have shown a little decrease though, somewhere around 1%. But, the number of developers hasn’t shown any decrease whatsoever. So, developers are, in fact, learning the language and are keen to develop PHP based applications.
According to an article by TechRepublic, PHP is still in the “7 programming languages that every developer should learn in 2018” list. So, why is it that we constantly hear people say that the language is dead? Let’s take a look at a few myths.
Why is there a myth that the time of PHP is up?
PHP doesn’t scale and is slow. These are the most discussed myths. Really? Facebook, Wikipedia, Slack, and WordPress are all developed using PHP.
Wikipedia is the fifth most visited website and Facebook has over 2.38 billion monthly active users as of 2019. Doesn’t scale? Come again?
And with the latest PHP versions, it is faster than ever. According to hackr.io, PHP 7 is three times faster than Python. Take that! But, if you are not a developer, these stats won’t matter to you. So, let’s see why choosing PHP as your tech stack doesn’t mean disaster, as you were told.
PHP business elements: Why develop enterprise applications in PHP?