Discussion in 'Webmaster Discussion' started by daviddoran, Dec 22, 2006.
Which is easier?
Which language would be easier to learn, php or ASP, do ye think?
I would recommend learning PHP either way though.
Thx. What if you know nothing? Would PHP still be easier to pick up?
I presume with PHP one of the advantages is the amount of resources available?
Much of a muchness I guess.
Well, that and it's easier to write half-way decent, maintainable code. It's also less platform dependent.
Sound, thanks Menace!
Starting with PHP you need to be able to set up the IIS server ( I presume you have it installed - comes with W2000 and XP Pro) to render php pages, or you need to install apache server and php library.
That is a downer for php as is not that easy to do if you haven't worked in this environment before.
Starting with ASP it is easier as the IIS is already 90% configured for you automatically. Resources are plenty as well on the web.
All this if you are going to run the pages on the local computer, but if you have a hosting package then just find out what environment you can work with.
Was that for me Louie? I have Apache/PHP installed at home and have pricked around for a while with PHP on some apps.
I may need to learn ASP for a new project, the comparison to PHP gives me an idea for how much work might be involved.
Apologies for hijacking the thread.
yes that was for you enzo.
There is a difference between the 2 of them, but the principles are the same.
Ok, thanks for the info louie!
If you want to jump into PHP quickly, just get a good text editor with syntax highlights and The Uniform Server
Or if you want more bells on your server: apache friends - xampp
Both are very easy to set up (mash the "Next->" button...)
If you don't have one get a trial version of Dreamweaver or PHP Designer 2007
Both very handy.
I have Dreamweaver8, just need to figure out how to use it. Will also check out the other links. Thx Gary & Louie
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