[GLLUG] Why php is better than asp

Dpk dpk@egr.msu.edu
Wed, 1 May 2002 09:13:31 -0400

On Wed, May 01, 2002 at 08:27:46AM -0400, Charles Williams wrote:

   You know one thing I've been thinking lately: The whole MS world is
   required to switch to dot net? This my perception anyway. Correct?
   So it's already a GIVEN that there will be a switch from one
   language to another.  Why not, heh heh, make a REAL switch?

A program language is only a subset of .NET, which is really a
development platform/architecture.  While I don't follow MS
strategies, I'm sure forcing people to move from simple ASP scripts to
their bloated .NET platform is part of the plan.

If running a few simple programs is all that one needs and MS is
telling you to use .NET, then that in itself should be reason enough
to switch to PHP.  Sun is positioning their "Sun One" as a direct
competitor to .NET in the case you need such a platform.  From
inspection of the Apache projects, I believe a collection of freely
available projects would perform the same function as the above
mentioned commercial products.