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Difference Between Golang and PHP

Last Updated : 14 Dec, 2020
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Golang is a statically typed, compiled programming language invented at Google headquarter by Mr. Robert Griesemer, Mr Rob Pike, and Mr. Ken Thompson. Its development began in 2007 and it was made available to the public in the year 2009. It’s open-source and freely available for public use. It is mostly congruent to C and C++ programming language if we look at its code syntax. That’s why, Golang has many features of other modern programming languages, like method and operator overloading, pointers, and inheritance. It also provides the concurrency mechanisms that make it easy to develop multicore and networked machine level oriented programs. It’s an interpreted and fast executing language with a rich robust library.

PHP is a server-scripting language that is especially used to develop websites and web-based applications. It was mainly developed by Mr. Danish-Canadian in the year 1994. PHP is Fast, flexible and one of the most used languages in the world in the field of web development. PHP is an open-sourced language that’s freely available for commercial use. It is used to develop fast Static websites, Dynamic websites, and Web-based applications. PHP is being used by top companies like Tumblr, Wikipedia, Flickr, WordPress, etc.

Golang vs PHP



Golang can be used for quick machine code compilation. It is packed with garbage collection, memory safety, structural typing, and concurrency. It is created by Google. PHP is a server-based scripting language used for developing robust and responsive web-based applications.
Golang supports both signed and unsigned integers and Go has separate types for array and map.  PHP only supports signed integers and PHP array is actually an ordered map. 
Golang is a statically typed language i.e. the type of a variable is known at compile time. PHP is a dynamically typed language which becomes a plus point because you don’t need to write the data type at the time of variable creation, it becomes known to the compiler automatically at the runtime.
Golang does not have a while loop. Instead, Golang uses a for loop to perform the while loop.     PHP has while loop.
Golang isn’t an Object-oriented language and doesn’t provide classes to use but we can use it as an object-oriented language to some extent by using structs. Methods can be added to structs. PHP is a pure Object-oriented language, it has all features of oops like class, object, inheritance,  polymorphism, abstraction.

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