Today, RoR and PHP are two of the most widely known and used programming languages. For a long time, web programmers, engineers and companies have been immersed in a debate of establishing the superiority of one over the other. Because both have their pros and cons, their superiority, per-se, depends on the utility one derives from them. As a startup, which technology to leverage is a question asked by quite a few folks. Which platform to opt for depends on what functions and capabilities a startup expects. Let’s take a closer look at the two languages and compare their performance on certain parameters.
PHP: It is a server wide scripting language widely used for websites such as Facebook, WordPress and Yahoo (indicating a huge web focus). It’s high degree of extensibility making it easy for customizations during web application development. It is extremely easy to learn and use and enjoys extensive database support.
ROR: Ruby on Rails is essentially used to develop web applications. It was originally developed by developers at 37 Signals, company behind popular tools like basecamp as a general-purpose language without any domain specialization. A front-end and object-oriented programming language, it is very dynamic and flexible in nature. It’s a very high-level programming language but quite easy to learn. Anautomated framework allows programmers to focus on solving business problems. A lot of startups such as Airbnb, Soundcloud, Pixlr have been developed on Ruby on Rails.
Comparison on parameters
To draw a conclusion, both the languages are powerful and effective in their own rights. The startup founder needs to look at his requirements and take a decision accordingly. While Ruby on Rails is a good programming language that is easier to start with and makes it easy to focus on developmental tasks and customization. PHP is much easier to understand, was built to solve web-based problems and is very cost effective. Few important takeaways for startup founders are:
|Cost Effective||Easier to set up|
|More developers and resources||Offers more skilled developers|
|Focused on web||Automated features|
|Easier to Learn||Rapid Application Development|
About The Author
Gopiraju M (Masters in CSE) is a full-stack developer at Navtech. He has experience of building over 100+ apps allows him to rapidly architect and design solutions. His ability to explain complex technologies in simple. He has a lot of passion for writing clean code and having a clean deployment/release process. Also, his practical ways have resulted in him becoming a popular speaker at colleges, universities, and conferences.
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