Modern language wars: PHP vs python vs ruby

PHP vs Python vs Ruby
Rocco Penn January 17 Design

There are several questions that programmers must answer when deciding on their language of choice. Depending on who you ask, the passions towards one language or another can spark debates, even “nerd fights” as can be found in some videos (we won’t like them here but you can find them on YouTube).

The three generally-recognized “modern languages” combine many aspects from past languages and attempt to solve the problems that they had. There is no clear winner, as certain needs can be more easily filled with different languages. PHP holds Wikipedia and Facebook in their camp. Python was the language of choice for Twitter and Hulu. Ruby powers YouTube and Google.

What are you building? That’s the real question.

This infographic by Udemy should come in handy for those considering learning a language or those who already know one or more and are deciding on which is best for their current projects. Click to enlarge.

PHP vs Python vs Ruby

(Via: Udemy. H/T: Florence Alabama Used Cars)

Written by Rocco Penn

A tech blogger, social media analyst, and general promoter of all things positive in the world. "Bring it. I'm ready." Find me on Media Caffeine, Twitter, Facebook, and Google+.

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  • Юрий Соколов

    Lines of code: what are examples which shows that PHP code is in less lines of code than Ruby code?
    I donn’t believe this.

    • gegee mon

      me too, ruby is much more expressive

  • Richard Ivan

    “Python was the language of choice for Twitter and Hulu. Ruby powers YouTube and Google.” … while the infographics show different

  • Richard Ivan

    Who is you? I was just quoting the article which includes a mistake in my opinion so I also think you’re right that it’s supposed to be the other way around, same way as the infographics show

  • Roninrd

    this is just plain BS! Information is not skewed it is plain wrong. And to say the language is design to make it fun… is really childish…

  • Anonymous

    Please  include Node.js next time plz.