PHP compared to other languages...
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08-20-2008, 12:06 AM
how quixotic are you?
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I tried learning ASP.NET and I hated it, PHP is a much better language and just because it is easier to use doesn't mean that it is a lesser language when compared to ASP.NET. Sure ASP.NET may be good for some things like working with C# and other non-web languages but I have no need to work with C# I'm just out to build great, functional websites
Easier to learn does not mean better. I addressed many points on why I like ASP.net better.
I didn't say easier was better, I said that because PHP is easier doesn't mean PHP is a lesser language.
Thats not an argument for PHP, its just a fact about vB. It was built in PHP because it is the most widely used and they didn't want to require a Microsoft system. It doesnt mean it is better, it just means it has more wide us. Arguing that PHP must be a good language because of that is a bandwagon fallacy.
PHP has a strong following for some good reasons and being windows independent is one of them. Because you have to be on windows to use ASP.NET means you have to pay more for hosting. Most websites don't need that little bit of enhanced performance that ASP.NET provides, so if it takes twice as long to code that guestbook/website/forum and costs twice as much to host with ASP.NET than it would have with PHP you more than likely waisted your time and money.
Btw someone should add ASP.NET to the poll list, that or change ASP to ASP.NET. Because - as we all know - ASP is not the same as ASP.NET!
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