Tuesday, 12 June 2018

True or False- Nodejs is killing PHP

Understanding the world of complex programming languages is not easy. At times it really becomes hard to understand what is required and what not! In fact, several discussions have heated up over time leading to holy wars around the question which one is the best. The following post will address one of such burning arguments- Is Nodejs killing PHP?

Why compare these important technologies, you may ask? Well, it seems necessary as they both act in the same field, meant for web development. Moreover, they both are open source platforms and are often applied to the same web solutions. So, it’s time to end this battle for once and all, and conclude the winner! 

Nodejs vs PHP

PHP – Old But Gold  

The most popular programming language was thought to be second to none since its launch in 1994. You will be quite interested in knowing the fact that it’s most successful manifestation is probably Content Management Systems, including WordPress, Drupal, Magento, and Joomla. , Many PHP developers reveal that 80% of the web servers use PHP. The language offers a variety of advantages providing its successful and efficient functioning as one of the leaders in the field. The latest version 7.2.4 includes. 

Low learning curve- In the fast-changing modern world. It becomes very important as it means there is no need to train a person for a long time especially so that he can start writing code. 
• Long-existing set of frameworks & packages for API- Fortunately, PHP has been functioning on the market for almost quarter of a century. And I must say it has a perfect manual as well as twenty-four years’ history of FAQs. Which means any programmer using PHP will get enormous support from everyone who has faced a similar challenge before. 
• Great updates- With the release of PHP 7, the memory consumed by the platform has decreased several times, while the performance has increased 
• Long-lasting history of most successful sites- Today’s PHP configurations are highly based on its impressive history of building such websites as Wikipedia, Facebook, Vkontakte, Tumblr, MailChimp, etc.

Here has already been a lot of spotlight and geek speaks on PHP and its advantages but that doesn’t mean it offers no disappointments. Despite having a successful history, many professionals complain that it works inefficiently with high-loaded projects. At times it requires extraneous packets. And last but certainly not the least, with limited in its capacities as its scope of application is restrained to web development. 

Node.js – Hard Nut to Crack

The world of technology is evolving on the constant basis, new and innovative looking solutions appear day in day out! 2009 was the year when a solution to many burning issues regarding JavaScript was created- Nodejs. Many professionals would say that in the battle of PHP vs Node.js the latter falls short of experience. However, one can see a steady market progress of Node.js and be sure that a Google V8 platform based on JavaScript modules will go a good way. After all, it possesses a number of effective frameworks that may work with it much better than with any other tool.

Its benefits include:

Asynchrony- Due to which Nodejs can handle a large number of request simultaneously. 
• Modularization
• Configured web server- As no additional software is needed to run the code
• A large scope of application- Whether its web or cross-platform applications, Node.js can operate both. 
• Flexibility- The platform possesses few hard rules and strict guidelines. It gives the programmers room for creativity and freedom in their work on the applications
• Non-blocking functions- It is probably its best advantage in the battle of Node.js vs PHP. 

For these aforementioned reasons, Nodejs is widely used for web development. It may quite interest you to know that services such as Netflix, Uber, PayPal, LinkedIn, eBay and others are highly based on Nodejs. It’s perfect for creating such applications for OS as Trello and Slack, which are now extremely popular due to development of agile methodologies. 

The winner is rather hard to determine

After watching a detailed comparison, we conclude that both the languages are effective in terms of functionality. Perhaps, the overall level of performance and speed of task completion is heavily dependent on the task itself. Thus, it becomes very important to choose a language from the perspective of the task. If you need a long-term project support it’s better to deploy PHP. However, In case, if you are creating a project with high traffic including a number of microtransactions such as chat rooms, likes, comments, it is worth paying attention to the Node.js.

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