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Best programming language for the web

Discussion in 'Other Languages' started by Homer Simpson72, Feb 7, 2016.

  1. Homer Simpson72

    Homer Simpson72 Newbie

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    What would you consider the best programming language for Web Development. In my opinion, it's PHP/MySQL. It has several great frameworks such as CakePHP and Laraval and was at one point the most popular language on the web. It has evolved and changed overtime, and it may be criticized by other programmers, but is still an excellent choice for web development.

    I prefer C# to other programming languages like Delphi for Windows development. It's easy and flexible and can be used for many purposes. The college I will be going to in the summer uses ASP.NET to teach web development, however, as I said, I like PHP better.

    What do you think?
     
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    thedorf Supreme Member

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    PHP just keeps getting better and better. A close competitor is Python, which is better than PHP for coding bots and the such I believe, but that is where the better part ends in my opinion.

    Yea, PHP all the way. Go search on CodeCanyon.net for scripts and you'll see PHP has it's own category, as does Javascript, which is also a nice language you can do some SERIOUS business with. You can do everything in Javascript including re-writing an entire web page to make it become, say, Google.com on your domain.

    Give me a one line inclusion of Javascript code on a web page and I can control everything on that page from an entirely different domain - powerful stuff.

    I don't like ASP.net or Microsoft IIS, I don't really code on Windows, web coding pays me well. C# never got into it, worked with C, C++ and the such before but these days object-oriented Javascript and PHP really gets me going.
     
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    aBoss Regular Member

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    I really like Dartlang but would recommend PHP+JS for sure
     
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    PHPInjected Elite Member

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    I'm tied between Javascript and Python. Developing in node and react, react is ever improving.
     
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    itsmeadityas Newbie

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    PHP is best for web programming language, as it give freedom to code independently. WordPress, Magento, Laravel, Codeigniter is the best framework I have ever used.
     
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    JavaScript is really cool and becoming better everyday, it also goes into server side business , so js is best for web development for me. :)
     
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    Go the PHP way - I just learnt Laravel after writing my own basic frameworks and it's a dream!

    cURL is also pretty easy in PHP for scraping etc.
     
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    Homer Simpson72 Newbie

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    Have you heard of CakePHP before? I hear Laravel is superior but I've only heard that from one person.
     
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    For web development I think PHP and MySql are best
    and for program development I need some suggestions related to programming languages
    because I don't know much about it
     
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    the language is more depends on your purposes.
    As for me, nowadays, it's not so much about language u use, but about the frameworks available for the language.
    Most of the modern languages itself have a similar capabilities.

    from that i feel now after used php symphony, spring mvc + angularjs, ruby on rails ->
    ruby on rails rly good for fast bootstrap of your apps, spring mvc(JAVA) - for available functionality, but the implementations consumes much time.. and much time to study.
     
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    living2xl Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

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    PHP and MySQL both are needed for designing a site with login/signup option.
    PHP will help to design the site and MySQL will help to develop the database of the site as the record.
     
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    rl421403 Newbie

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    PHP/MySQL is the best language to learn for web. Although you can also learn ruby on rails.
     
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    It depends on your needs. A lot of people here are saying PHP/Mysql but I think that's a pretty oldschool techstack. Java / C# are much more powerful for web development than PHP. Also, 'web development' isn't done in a single language. There is a whole techstack behind it usually. Obviously html/css is part of that, javascript usually is too. Then you have your main language like php, java, c# and usually a particular framework that can be used for web development like CakePHP, Spring-MVC, ASP etc.

    Personally I develop web apps with Java using the Spring framework. The spring ecosystem provides so much capability and power there is pretty much nothing you can't build with it. Then again, it's enterprise grade, so what do you expect.
     
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    Php as a programming language sucks. It gets the job done and it's popular though. I use Ruby on Rails for plain old web apps, and Java/Clojure for stuff that has to be high performance. All of those languages are more consistent and productive than PHP.

    I've played with C# a little bit also, and right away found that more powerful than PHP, which I had used for years before moving to Ruby.

    These days you really need to know a lot more than just php and html/css. You need to know Javascript really well as we move away from server side rendering to client side work with an API on the back end.
     
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    C# my friend, C#.
     
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    Java, PHP , Python & C# :)
     
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    Html, xhtml, css, javascript,ajax,mysql,
    php,json,c++

    takes about 5 years to learn all above to earn
    real money...
     
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    I think, almost everything in web development are build from javascript these days.
     
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    Well for BACKEND I always prefer PHP if possible (PHP7 is just great and performance rocks). My favorite is Laravel its just fantastic in my opinion. But well not all projects are best with PHP, you can use Python or node.js for some...

    As for FRONTEND, I like just HTML5/CSS3/JS. A lot of people like REACT but I never used it yet. I like jQuery :)

    Btw another interesting framework is Angular, but never tried it.
     
  20. Renatsu

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    PHP is good opinion for web development. Of course, if you are already familiar with HTML, CSS. You will also need knowledge of JS.
    C#, IMHO, is not сrossplatforming. I recommend something else