PHP stands for recursive acronym PHP: Hypertext Preprocessor. It is one of the most acceptable server-side scripting languages and used for developing dynamic web pages. PHP can be embedded directly into HTML and can be used separately from HTML. PHP 5 also supports object-orientation that allows OOP (Object oriented programming) features to be used in PHP programs. Object-oriented features are inheritance, polymorphism, encapsulation and abstraction.


While Java is one of the programming languages that supports an object-oriented structure and available with dynamic in its features. This programming language supports much higher level programming requires than PHP.

PHP comes with different types of support resources and can be used together with many database servers. Most of the people are easily familiar with this language and feel that it is one of the easiest programming languages to tweak, customize or rebuild. Java doesn’t available for free; it mainly used as PHP. Unlike Java, one shouldn’t finds qualifying levels for PHP. Hence, the expertise is easier to measure.

Both Java and PHP are two popular programming languages, if we are excluding C and its child C++. Apart from, both languages have some pros and cons, let see the difference and find out who is Winner.


First thing to choose between the two languages is to benchmarks performance showing PHP to be faster and others showing JSP to be faster. It depends on your hardware and what you plan on doing with it. For pure number crushing, JSP seems to be faster.


PHP has a bad reputation security-wise and I can understand why. There are a lot of students and hobbyists who started coding in PHP and have absolutely no idea of what code security means. Also, if you choose PHP, be careful when choosing third-party documentation. A lot of them are written without any consideration for code security and their examples are riddled with security issues (especially the database section of such books).

There are equal opportunity to shoot yourself in the foot in JSP than in PHP. There is nothing stopping me from writing the following code in JSP:


Some of you know that Integration is the strength of Java programming language. Moreover, if we are looking at Java language, we find itself is almost “Industry Standard” with standards implementations.

On other sides, the selection of libraries is limited if a PHP Web application should communicate with a particular protocol. Additionally, implementations may be partially implemented or very rudimentary like OpenID, Zend, etc. developers can integrate PHP applications with other services through the database layer.

Object-oriented programming

There is no doubt an object-oriented paradigm is borrowed by PHP 5 from Java, which is the standard implementation of an object-oriented language. PHP is evolving towards oop after the introduction of PHP 5.

In addition, it borrows more from Java products such as phpDocumentor is built on the example of Javadoc; Doctrine 2 is an object-relational mapper inspired by Hibernate and JPA; PHPUnit is one of the xUnit products, which derive


Java is created over static typing. Its variables must have a declared possibly polymorphic type due to this; it commonly judged as verbose even if the verbosity isn’t automatically linked to static typing.

Dynamic typing is used by PHP instead variables suppose the type of the recent value contained in them, and can change their type for satisfying the implicit casts and conversions. This kind of approach is prone to error that compiler would detect. However, unit tests are remarkable for compile-time checks in dynamic languages.

Developer Expertise

Getting through both of the programming languages, we found that problem formulation, software design and the capabilities of the developers are far much important than languages or tools.

Hence, it is one of the excellent ideas to execute a website through a designer, using know-how of PHP with a high-tech PHP Framework. It would be the obvious choice, if it were a Web front-end of a Java EE backend application.


If we are looking at the stability point, we find lacks a clean cut that it planned to do with version 6 while Java comes with a clean platform independence and collection of core libraries with appropriate quality standards.

from the original JUnit.

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Considering some of the above important points, we should have to conclude that both options are the best programming language for developing project.


None of both platforms will disappear soon. As for each major versions of each platforms, they might come with some changes that will break your code. (Or at least deprecate a bunch of methods)

I hope this post might help you make a decision while choosing between these two languages.


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