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Career in PHP or Java: Which One Is Better For Beginners?


The IT revolution has made quite an impact on our lives these days. It has bought a revolution in the way people choose their career options. With the boom in the IT field, there is a steep inclination towards the Software industry, as this provides a lucrative career option with high salary packages. Job aspirants are attracted to the IT industry, as it gives a rock-steady support career option and better paid than the other professions.

But for the beginners, it is often confusing as what to learn first or which programming language could yield the best returns on the learning investment. To bring some clarity to the confusion, we’ll focus on two of the prominent scripts (Java & PHP), used in software development.


Java – Java is one of the most strong and relevant programming languages and most enterprises also love Java for its relative stability and scalability. This is a more secure language which can be used for both software & web development. Java is a good choice in complicated development done by professional teams. There are various benefits of Java, which includes:

* It is an easy to learn programming language

* It also allows you to create reusable code and modular programs.

* This language is platform-independent (which means the language can be moved from one computer system to another easily.)

PHP- PHP is a server-side scripting language, which is considered as a beginner friendly language. This is dependent on common sense programming and is also quite flexible. It requires little formal knowledge. The benefits of PHP include:

> It is an open-source scripting language and is being used by many

> It is also an easy to learn programming language

> Also has huge community support

If the PHP code is written and executed properly, undoubtedly it will become one of the efficient web languages.

Why PHP is a better choice?

Though both Java and PHP are common as well as integral to modern web and are also equally indispensable. But for beginners PHP is the obvious choice because:

> It requires less programming knowledge

> More accessible to inexperienced users

> Flexible

> Fast

> And an open source scripting language


No programming language is better or worse, it all depends on the perception of the individuals who intend to learn these scripts. As a beginner, pick up a language that is small, easy to learn, that gives less challenge initially and one that offers fun and adventure, while learning. Once you get a hold on one language, picking up a new language will become easy all the way. And when you master both PHP and Java, you’ll out to be an outstanding and versatile web developer.


Source by Shiva Kumar P