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    Which programming language do you prefer?

    Hello,

    I'd to see which programming language do you prefer for web related applications/programs, and which will be highly used in the future?

    1. JSP
    2. ASP
    3. CFM
    4. CGI
    5. PHP


    There are more, but I just want to see the future of these five (5).
    Or if there is one that you know will be popular, just post it.

    If you could analyze the advantage of each, then it would be great.

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    I would have to say PHP all the way, CGI is a close second. ASP is buggy.

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    There's been a rapid growth in the use of PHP and I'm sure this'll continue on into the future.

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    Jedito,

    How about Perl

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    hehehe, Yes, Perl is it a language..
    Althrough I'm not a programmer, and I'm far from there, I'm learning JSP and PHP
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    1. PHP
    2. PERL
    3. JSP
    4. CFM
    5. ASP

    I've developed with the top three and they are listed in that order out of personal preference.

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    Could you tell me the advantage of PHP over the others. What is so unique about PHP?

    If you were to choose a language above to build your business infrastructure, would you still choose PHP over the others.

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    Ok..I'm convinced PHP over ASP.

    How about PHP and Cold Fusion?

    Also, is there anything unique about JSP that others can't do or not very flexible in doing it?

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    In my order of preference:
    PHP
    Perl
    ASP
    CFM

    I've never used JSP so I couldn't comment on that.

    PHP I find the most versatile and it's good for building quick applications that aren't resource intensive.

    Perl is also a good language, but can be quite temperamental.

    ASP is easy to use but unless you're using Windows it is expensive to implement.

    CFM I used briefly but I never really liked it all that much. It is also expensive to implement regardless of OS.

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    I will admit, PHP does look like a nice programming language, but I'm a Perl guy, so I need to stick with it.
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    Perl, as it does everything I need it to from a product/script development and delivery standpoint. In the future I'll look at PHP in more detail.

    Wouldn't it have been more beneficial to make this a Poll?

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    Originally posted by Jedito
    CGI its not a language
    Tell them

    GET THIS THOUGH YOUR HEADS

    CGI is a interface
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    Originally posted by chirpy
    Perl, as it does everything I need it to from a product/script development and delivery standpoint. In the future I'll look at PHP in more detail.

    Wouldn't it have been more beneficial to make this a Poll?
    You will also note that PHP was based on PERL

    And not includes PERL regexps systems

    i.e. any functions starting with preg_
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    Originally posted by Steve-PWH


    Tell them

    GET THIS THOUGH YOUR HEADS

    CGI is a interface
    Steve,

    Really? Isn't I stands for Income

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    PHP

    And, the option you didn't give... Expect

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    Definately got to be PHP. I spent a few months learning and messing around with perl... and I still wasn't very good at it, and i've learnt how to write my own MySQL & PHP forums script in roughly the same amount of time

    I must say one thing about ASP, its bugged, just like all of microsofts products.

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    PHP is great for doing web sites, and scripting...

    I still use perl a bit for stand alone apps that don't have web intereaction...

    I personally prefer PHP over Perl, but both have their good and bad points....
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    I would have to say PHP and ASP, both are very easy to learn and to catch on to...

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    PHP and Perl.

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    Python. Sorry, you can't miss the best off your list.

    Aside from all its other good attributes, its named after the good folks who brought us "Knights Who Say Ni !" and "Killer Rabbits" and the "Blanc mange!"

    However, since you are asking the question, invariably you will learn PHP on Unix or ASP on Microsoft that that will be that, unless you have a sense of adventure or specific purpose in mind.

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    Originally posted by Steve-PWH


    Tell them

    GET THIS THOUGH YOUR HEADS

    CGI is a interface
    Actually, CGI is a language.
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    Originally posted by Steve-PWH


    You will also note that PHP was based on PERL

    And not includes PERL regexps systems

    i.e. any functions starting with preg_
    Only partly, PHP has lots of things from C and Java. Prefixing the variable names with the dollar sign is probably the biggest thing PHP got from Perl.

    Most of the syntax and fuction names are from C.
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    I learned Perl first myself, and wrote many scripts in it then I left it for PHP.

    PHP is great.

    JSP is very good for large projects with many advanced web features, but it is too complicated and resource intensive for small applications.

    That for web development.

    But generally, I think Python is the best!
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    Like for andale.com, would you still use jsp to create a site and services like that, or would it be better if you use php to create those kind of site.

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    Do you have an example of Python for me to take a look at?

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    Originally posted by Asia
    Do you have an example of Python for me to take a look at?
    Here's couple of links that you can look at for testing the waters
    http://www.python.org/doc/Newbies.html

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    my vote: php - runner up: perl
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    What does 'e do? Nibble your bum?

    I've never used Python, so I wouldn't know...

    Originally posted by mwatkins
    Python. Sorry, you can't miss the best off your list.

    Aside from all its other good attributes, its named after the good folks who brought us "Knights Who Say Ni !" and "Killer Rabbits" and the "Blanc mange!"

    However, since you are asking the question, invariably you will learn PHP on Unix or ASP on Microsoft that that will be that, unless you have a sense of adventure or specific purpose in mind.

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    Originally posted by mwatkins
    Python. Sorry, you can't miss the best off your list.

    Aside from all its other good attributes, its named after the good folks who brought us "Knights Who Say Ni !" and "Killer Rabbits" and the "Blanc mange!"

    [snip]
    Besides, it is the only language mentioned here that have a name that passes a spell checker.
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    Just to clarify...

    Common Gateway Iterface

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    And the winner: Perl

    I vote Perl
    IMHO: ASP and PHP are perl wanna-bes
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    Originally posted by fractiousws
    Just to clarify...

    Common Gateway Iterface
    Is HTTP a language?
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    Originally posted by Ahmad


    Is HTTP a language?
    No, it's a protocol... Hypertext Transfer Protocol

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    Originally posted by shaunewing


    No, it's a protocol... Hypertext Transfer Protocol

    --Shaun
    And what is a protocol?
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