Python Vs PHP For Beginning Programmers And What They Are

If you are trying to decide which language to learn and are considering Python or PHP, probably the biggest challenge in picking a language is weighing the difficulty of the language vs. the value it brings you as an employee.

For those of you whom don’t know what either is here’s a description.

PHP is a general-purpose server-side scripting language that originally was designed for Web development to create web pages multi dimensional. It is some of the first developed server-side scripting languages to be embedded into an html source document rather than calling an external file to process data. The code is interpreted by a web server with a PHP processor module that then generates the web page.

On the other hand python is a high-level general purpose programming language. The code emphases readability and the syntax is clear and expressive. Python contains a large and comprehensive library. Supports multiple programming paradigms, object oriented, imperative and functional programming. Python is often used as a scripting language, but is also used as a non-scripting contexts. Using third-party tools, Python code can be packaged into standalone executable programs. Python uses dynamic typing and a combination of reference counting and a cycle-detecting garbage collector for the memory management. Something important about it is that it has dynamic name resolution or late bindings, which binds method and variable names during program execution.