PHP Alternatives

    PHP has been one of the oldest and most used scripting languages for server-side development, and it’s powering over more than 42 million sites today on the world wide web, according to SimilarTech. PHP has certainly grown so much and matured over the course of 25 years, and the latest major release, PHP7 brought along many enhancements to the performance, boosting speed to up to 100% of that of PHP 5 and lowering the memory usage. PHP Composer is also said to be one of the best third-party package managers today, and the language now possesses a handful number of powerful frameworks, including Laravel, Symfony, Zend, and CodeIgniter. But the technologies are always changing, and some have even overthrown the PHP reign and opened doors for new opportunities to come. For those who never felt comfortable with PHP or who want to get a grip of new technologies, here are 10 alternatives for PHP that you can use for server-side development:

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    Python vs PHP

    Backend development is one of the most sought-after skill today. Almost any new business/startup needs a website and a mobile app – both of which connect to a server in the backend. Therefore, backend developers are high in demand in the market and companies are willing to throw large sums of money to developers who can manage the backend well.

    Many programming languages that are being used for backend development are emerging in the market:

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    Django

    Python is one of the most famous programming languages in the world and it was the second most used language in GitHub projects in 2017. So if you’re interested in Python and in web development, you’ve most probably heard of Django. The rising fame of web frameworks nowadays makes it quite confusing to learn a new framework and choose which one you want to work with.

    Today, we take an extensive look at Django to be able to wrap our heads around this amazing technology.

    What is Django?

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    HacknLearn React

    So you have started our Hack-n-Learn? Great!
    In case you are a beginner and are struggling to start the project, this post is for you.

    To run the project solution, all you need is Node/Npm. NPM is a package manager that comes with node and is required to run projects involving any Front-End/Back-End Framework. It takes care of any downloading and maintaining any external library or framework your project may need.

    Installing Node

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    Learn JavaScript Quickly

    What is JavaScript?

    JavaScript is an Object Oriented Programming language that is primarily used to create interactive web-based interfaces. Does that sound too technical? Well, let us understand a few examples:

    • When you hover your mouse over a button, the button lightens up indicating that it is clickable.
    • While browsing Facebook, when you click on the name of your friend, a chat window pops up.
    • When you search for a tutorial in Hackr.io website, you instantly get the search results.
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