Some very Popular Tools for Web Development

PHP

It was created by Rasmos Lerdorf in 1994 for Zend Technologies. It is implemented primarily in C ( and some components of C++ ).

Why to use PHP:
1.  Easy and quick learning and easily embed into HTML code without requiring another IDE.
2. Cross-platform (works on any Operating System) and cross-browser (works on any Web Browser) compatible and supports all the current web browsers as well.
3. It is the core of popular content management systems including WordPress itself, Joomla and many more.

Why not to use PHP:
1. Have a minimal IoT (Internet of Things) community.
2. Being easy to learn, it is really hard to find good senior level talent in PHP.

 

JavaScript

It was developed by Brendon Eich for Netscape Communications ( to be used in Netscape navigator ) in collaboration with Sun Microsystems ( that’s from where the name Java came).

Why to use JavaScript:
1. Client + server side development yup
2. Provides Angular 2, the most popular JavaScript framework, for their large scale web app development.
3. Popular sites including Google, Facebook, Youtube uses AJAX which uses JavaScript to reload portions of web pages instead of reloading the whole page.

Why not to use JavaScript:
1. As the code executes on the users’ computer, it can be exploited for malicious purposes. That’s why some people choose to disable Javascript.
2. JavaScript is sometimes interpreted differently by different browsers. Whereas server-side scripts will always produce the same output, client-side scripts can be a little unpredictable.

 

RUBY

It was designed and developed by Yukihiro Matsumoto in Japan in 1995. It is implemented in C language.

Why to use Ruby:
1. It is a high-level programming language which can be easily embedded into HTML, just like PHP.
2. It is an object-oriented programming language having features like debugger which enable web developers create high quality web applications.
3. It enables connection with various databases such as Oracle, Sybase, DB2, MySQL and many more.

Why not to use Ruby:
1. Several benchmark websites often describe Ruby as one of the slower programming languages.
2. When compared to other programming languages, Ruby’s development and updates are slower.

 

By Saurav Choudhary (3rd Year, Krishna Engineering College)

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