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    PHP vesus ASP
    Hi guys

    I've been using PHP for a wee while now, but looking to start studying C#.NET to create ASP webpages. Is this worth my time, are they effectively the same in terms of what they are capable of?

    I like the look of using C#.NET having studied C++ at University, is it quite easy to make this transition and would you recommend me doing it?

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    Having dealt with both, I'd stick with PHP. But, I'm sure someone else would say stick with PHP. Depends what you prefer: command-line systems administration, or Windows Server.

    I've been using PHP since '99, so I may not be an unbiased opinion.

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    PHP coding is much easier in my opinion.
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    Although PHP is easier, isn't C# a lot clearer in terms of coding because of the structure and being able to develop within an IDE that's better than anything PHP can really offer? e.g. intellisense

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    Not in my opinion.
    I would rather live my life as if there is a God and die
    to find out there isn't, than live my life as if there
    isn't and die to find out there is.

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    I'm not a coder, so I can't speak to the relative merits of the languages, but there is the question of platform to consider (Windows vs. Linux).
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    Consider the platform as noted - Windows vs Linux. Then consider what you are more comfortable coding. Both platforms have advantages, as do other languages, so the bottom line is what do you want to code in? Which does what you need it to do?

    No one can decide that for you.
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    Hello.

    If you know php, I would recommend Python. I used to build PHP sites, but then went to Python and found the Django framework and never looked back. I also tried Ruby and Rails but for some reason it didn't work out.

    Python is not challenging at all, I built a coupon site from zero knowledge of python and django in about a year.

    Python is also multi-platform, I develop on Windows and host on Linux.

    Some useful links:
    http://www.djangoproject.com/
    http://www.python.org/

    Good luck.
    Last edited by emilioolivares; July 25th, 2010 at 01:49 AM.

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    It is strange that even after many years, we are still seeing "PHP vs ASP" threads.

    http://www.abestweb.com/forums/showt...hlight=PHP+ASP

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    go with PHP. It's more compatible with the rest of the world.

    I have one web site with ASP and it is a pain in the a.... to try to get it to work with anything else out there unless I pay big bucks for special API or coding to force it to work.

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