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PHP vs Python vs Ruby: Detailed Comparison

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PHP or Python or Ruby-on-Rails (RoR): which is the best programming technology for web app development in the year 2018? This is one of the most debated questions among web programmers, students and companies (wanted to develop their own website). Actually, every language has its own pros, cons or advantages, disadvantages. It totally depends on your requirement of website development.

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In this blog post, I am going to clear your many doubts related to these programming languages or technologies, so that you can choose the best language according to your specific needs and requirements. Here, I’ll do a detailed and comprehensive comparison between these three most popular programming technologies viz. PHP vs Python vs Ruby (RoR). I’ll do a detailed comparison on the basis of various stats and data on different parameters. So, let’s start the battle of most popular programming languages ie: PHP vs Python vs Ruby (RoR).

 


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1. PHP vs Python vs Ruby: Total Market Share

Usage statistics & market share of any programming language gives you an idea of the popularity of that language among masses. Below pic shows you most widely used server-side programming languages in the world today.

Winner- PHP


2. PHP vs Python vs Ruby: Website Built Using These

Many clients have chosen PHP web development, for example, Wikipedia, Facebook, PixelCrayons, to name a few popular websites. On the other hand, Ruby-on-Rails also has some reputed clients including Twitter, Hulu, Groupon, etc. In addition to this, the king of search engines Google, YouTube, etc. are made using coding of Python.

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3. PHP vs Python vs Ruby: Usability

Programming Language Usability is one of the most factors that you should consider before choosing it for your website development project. Almost all programming languages form an interface between computer and user. A language with high usability helps you develop more powerful, scalable and high performing software. Here is the comparison of PHP, Python, and Ruby on the basis of its Usability:

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4. PHP vs Python vs Ruby: Learning Curve

Ease of learning or Learning Curve is also an important parameter for choosing a programming language as your career or for your next web app development project. A programming language with high learning curve value is easy-to-understand and possess pretty clean codes. Among these three languages, Python has the best learning curve, PHP comes second and last is Ruby-on-rails.

Winner- Python

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5. PHP vs Python vs Ruby: Popularity Comparison

No doubt, PHP is one of the most popular programming languages in the world today. It– is one of the oldest languages– has garnered many loyal coders and customer base. The other two languages viz. Ruby and Python web development are relatively new hence are less popular among the masses. Below image shows TIOBE Programming index which measures the popularity level of different languages created & maintained by the TIOBE Company based in the Netherlands.

Winner- PHP

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Let’s have a look at an interesting video describing the popularity of PHP language over Python language:


6. PHP vs Python vs Ruby: Performance Comparison

Performance comparison of any programming language is crucial. A high performing language helps you to produce scalable, secure and speedy software programs. In the below-mentioned image, I have shown average run time and lines of codes of all these three languages. These two parameters help you to understand and compare the performance of these three languages.

Winner- Ruby & PHP

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7. PHP vs Python vs Ruby: Most Discussed Language

Most discussed programming language helps in many ways. If any language is popular or is most discussed, then it will have a big community that helps you to resolve your query in minimum time. Furthermore, most discussed language also has good support. Below image depicts the stats related to the most popular programming language.

Winner- Python

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8. PHP vs Python vs Ruby: Job Posting & Salary

Analyzing high job posting of any programming language is quite important. If you are a job seeker, you can get an idea of ease-of-availability of jobs of any specific programming language. On the other hand, this stats are also important for those people who want to develop their website and want to choose an ideal programming language. A language with many jobs certainly has more programmers, job security as well as bright career prospects.

Winner- PHP

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9. Other Information

Let’s have a look at some other important information about these three popular languages:


10. PHP vs Python vs Ruby: Pros & Cons

In order to get a clear idea of PHP or Python or Ruby web development, you have to know advantages and disadvantages of these three server-side programming languages. Every language has both pros and cons. It all depends on your needs and expectations of these languages. You can choose a language which best suits your specific business needs and requirements. Here are pros and cons of these three programming languages.

PHP vs Python vs Ruby: Pros or Advantages

PHP vs Python vs Ruby: Cons or Disadvantages


Here is an interesting video comparing PHP, Python, and Ruby on Rails. This video will clear your many doubts. Have a look at it:

 


Wrapping Up:

I hope this blog post clear your many doubts related to three popular programming languages. Above mentioned stats and facts help you to choose the right programming language as per your specific business needs. However, if you have any other query related to these languages or you want to develop your website on these languages, feel free to contact PixelCrayons: A leading web app development company in India.


 

 

Varun Bhagat is a technology geek and works with PixelCrayons as a Sr. Technology Consultant. He possesses in-depth knowledge of different web development technology and helps our clients to choose the best technology as per their needs.

Varun Bhagat :Varun Bhagat is a technology geek and works with PixelCrayons as a Sr. Technology Consultant. He possesses in-depth knowledge of different web development technology and helps our clients to choose the best technology as per their needs.