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Winston Liek
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I was browsing between php vs java for developing web application and based on my research, php is for small app while java is for large app...

Can someone tell me what functionality are there is a large web app that is not on a small app?
 
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This is, ofcourse, not a question that has a precise or definitive answer.

And the whole idea that PHP is for "small web applications" and Java is for "large web applications" is really more a matter of opinion than an objective fact.

As far as I know Facebook is built using PHP, although they went very far in making it perform fast (see HipHop for PHP - Facebook's own PHP compiler). I wouldn't say that Facebook is a "small web application".
 
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Winston Liek wrote:based on my research, php is for small app while java is for large app...

Would you care to QuoteYourSources (←click) on that so we have a better idea of how you came to this conclusion?
 
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