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Should I learn PHP or mobile application development using Java?

Discussion in 'Programming' started by PigitalDoint, Jan 6, 2012.

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    I am taking an independent study course next semester where I basically have to teach myself one of those two languages. Which do you recommend?

    Which is better for getting a job? Which will ultimately lead me to make more money?

    Thank you
     
    PigitalDoint, Jan 6, 2012 IP
  2. drhowarddrfine

    drhowarddrfine Peon

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    For mobile, Java for Android. For iOS, Objective-C. PHP doesn't fit in at all.
     
    drhowarddrfine, Jan 7, 2012 IP
  3. PigitalDoint

    PigitalDoint Peon

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    I should have phrased the question better. I mean PHP in general (not having to do with mobile apps), or mobile apps using Java
     
    PigitalDoint, Jan 7, 2012 IP
  4. drhowarddrfine

    drhowarddrfine Peon

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    Do not use PHP for desktop applications anyway. Mobile is the big thing right now. Java runs everywhere.
     
    drhowarddrfine, Jan 7, 2012 IP
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    my suggust is learn PHP.
     
    wonaya, Jan 7, 2012 IP
  6. drhowarddrfine

    drhowarddrfine Peon

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    99% of all DP posters cannot read.-------------^
     
    drhowarddrfine, Jan 7, 2012 IP
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    make apps for mobile devices
     
    ifarted, Jan 8, 2012 IP
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    drhowarddrfine Peon

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    Or think-------------------------^
     
    drhowarddrfine, Jan 8, 2012 IP
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    PigitalDoint Peon

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    Why the mobile apps? Any particular reason?
     
    PigitalDoint, Jan 8, 2012 IP
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    nEW_boY Peon

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    I would say go for PHP.
    I can say almost 100% of sites are based on PHP, so if you are looking forward to use it in practical life, go for PHP.
     
    nEW_boY, Jan 9, 2012 IP
  11. drhowarddrfine

    drhowarddrfine Peon

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    And, definitely, no one on DP knows what they're talking about------------------^
     
    drhowarddrfine, Jan 9, 2012 IP
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    r0y Active Member

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    Learn PHP. You'll find it will be 'fun', and more practice learning php rather than java.
     
    r0y, Jan 9, 2012 IP
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    Triggs Greenhorn

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    Why not learn both?

    Java would be great because it has many different uses and is cross-platform.
    If you ever wanna run or manage a website, then learn PHP.
     
    Triggs, Jan 9, 2012 IP
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    dharmraj.seo Greenhorn

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    dharmraj.seo, Jan 19, 2012 IP
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    thepresence Greenhorn

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    Triggs is right. Learn both. To work in any web environment, you need to learn PHP. Most popular web platforms (WordPress/Joomla) are all based on a the PHP/MySql framework. It's invaluable and there are jobs aplenty as is true for mobile application development.
     
    thepresence, Jan 19, 2012 IP
  16. www.tetuku.com

    www.tetuku.com Peon

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    I prefer to php. It can used to make great apps like twitter or facebook. in the future, all apps will be in cloud computing
     
    www.tetuku.com, Feb 14, 2012 IP
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    are people creating apps in the cloud? so that lots of info can be stored safely?
     
    egmeric, Mar 7, 2012 IP
  18. drhowarddrfine

    drhowarddrfine Peon

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    Yes. I'm using PHP right now to make an app just like Google.
     
    drhowarddrfine, Mar 8, 2012 IP