A report is out this week, however. It highlights the ever-growing popularity of a different server-side language. This is because more firms are turning to use Node.js Java Script at the immense backend of their particular sites and services.
It stated very well that Node.js just continues to see its popularity increase in all the different parts of the world and in a very broad set of use cases due to the flexibility and utility for a great variety of use cases. Web apps are the most popular use cases. Enterprise apps largely follow them.
Firms do not necessarily wholly use a single back-end language. This is not necessarily the case. Organizations may use PHP on servers supporting the other sites with Node.js Java Script on some sites and services.
The surveys bore out this dual-use. There is almost one-third of developers who say they use PHP alongside Node.js in the 2018 Node.js user survey. There are respondents to the Vue.js survey as well who have also reported using a wide variety of several languages at the backend.
The majority of the websites in the world are still run-on PHP and this is likely true. It has uses that are immensely popular like in Content Management Systems or CMS such as Drupal, Joomla, and WordPress. Demand for developers is engineered by PHP skills that are unlikely to dry up anytime soon. There is a legacy of a huge number of sites running on PHP.
The technologies can work wonderfully for web apps. However, they are not free from flaws as well. You need to be aware of the limitations before making a choice. For example, Node.js is ineffective with CPU-heavy apps. All this is in spite of the speed it provides. Node.js mostly struggles with website applications with heavy graphics. Web apps that use the CPU highly are also affected by Node.js. The language uses a single thread to handle simultaneous requests. Suppose, the execution of one request is halted. This can potentially affect the functioning of other requests as well.
Node.js derives its extensibilities from several libraries and frameworks. These frameworks have been developed by the community and third-party developers. The documentation and the support for several of them are great.
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There is inbuilt error handling tools present. However, even with them, most professional developers know that PHP does not have great abilities in some cases. These are the cases related to highlighting, filter and even managing errors. In certain projects, the codebase can be scanned for errors. For these smaller projects, it is not a deal-breaker. Handling errors cannot be a standalone manual task, however. Here a web application is simply scaled. Poorly in this area, PHP performs.
PHP executes each module in sequence in stark comparison to Node.js. there might be errors in one code. This need not be crossed over to the others. The process is sluggish and a crash is often caused. There are scalability issues that further pile up and also plague PHP.
PHP is great if you plan to allocate a specific centralized server to the web app that is not scaled. It need not be scaled across a wider range of servers. You can use PHP alongside Linux, Apache, and MySQL.
WRITTEN BY: Atman Rathod
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