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    what all can i write server side prggies in?

    Hi
    i was wondering, i know you can write server side programs in C\C++, VB, and java for sure as far as compiled languages go, but what else can you write them in? And where can i find tutorials on them?

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    Any general purpose language can be written as a CGI (Common Gateway Interface) application. If you are looking for specialty languages that are a especially suitable to the web, here are a few:

    PHP -- http://www.php.net
    Perl -- http://www.perl.com
    Python -- http://www.python.org
    ASP -- http://msdn.microsoft.com/library/de...entid=28000522
    Cold Fusion -- http://www.coldfusion.com
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    Re: what all can i write server side prggies in?

    Originally posted by acidhoss
    Hi
    i was wondering, i know you can write server side programs in C\C++, VB, and java for sure as far as compiled languages go, but what else can you write them in? And where can i find tutorials on them?
    You can write em in anything. I even wrote a "Hello World" CGI script in Assembler once a long time ago.
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    I remember at Uni writing a CGI gateway in a visual basic exe.

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    Fortran!

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    hehe here's a real nightmare:

    compiled VB4, and im not talking ASP.

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    Hey that's what I did (except I did it in VB 5). Compiled a nice VB exec and ran it as a CGI .... no ASP involved

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    hehe at least you built it from scratch, i inherited it LOL

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    Ah I had a few pointers and bits of helpful code to start with from my tutor.

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    Originally posted by Rich2k
    Hey that's what I did (except I did it in VB 5). Compiled a nice VB exec and ran it as a CGI .... no ASP involved
    How fast does it run compared to ASP or other kinds of CGI scripts (like Perl or PHP)?
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    Hum dee dum

    Foak if i know, i've trashed all those scripting langauges. im going with c, yeah baby! lol.
    Last edited by acidhoss; 10-26-2002 at 01:02 AM.

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    Good luck with that. I'll write about 100 full scripts in the time it takes you to complete your app. And even then, mine will probably be more secure.
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    cortices,

    c can be very productive. its easier to be productive with php, but if you have a function library thats as extensive as php does, c dev time should be reasonably close.

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    I have written many applications in C. I still think it's laughable for CGI unless speed is crucial. It's like retreading the same ground over and over. Plus, it introduces a number of security issues like buffer overflows that take a lot of dilligence to avoid.

    Plus, while you may have a library for C, you will also have a library for PHP.
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    Aha, great

    Well. thanks for the encouraging words cortices, but I think i can pull off what I need to do with c, and what i can't pull off in c, i'll do in php. I do agree with you to an extent, however, variables such as form input and such will take a little bit of work to achieve in c. php has been good to me, but you don't need any interpreters to screw with when you write in c.

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    Originally posted by mind21_98


    How fast does it run compared to ASP or other kinds of CGI scripts (like Perl or PHP)?
    Oh it's pretty fast... but it was written for a specific purpose and not a generic scripting language.

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