Php Or Asp

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White Belt
I would prefer PHP. It is quite easy to understand and works fast as compared to any other programming languages. Also We can able to create an product for the online services easily.


Yellow Belt
I will go with PHP, and the reason fro this are:

- To run ASP you need IIS on windows, which is not free, for PHP however you need Linux and Apache which are FREE!!
- Great built in support for ftp, email, graphics package GD2 and also MySQL (also FREE).
- PHP will run on Unix, Linux, Solaris and Windows. ASP is mainly only Windows associated but you can use it on linux with additional modules installed.
- PHP code is much faster, ASP is developed on the COM based architecture, this is an overhead for the server.
- Advanced Perl-compatible regular expression functions and loads of built in support for regular expressions on the whole.
- Greater control over error handling, and more detailed error messages.


Yellow Belt
Well PHP seems to have a lot more mainstream frameworks (CakePHP, Codeigniter, Symfony, Zend Framework) and a lot of other smaller frameworks than ASP.NET. ASP.NET has 2 main frameworks from Microsoft, WebForms (an utter piece of crap) and ASP.NET MVC (the reason I started getting into ASP.NET development). While PHP has more frameworks, I find that ASP.NET MVC 3 framework is better than any of the PHP frameworks.
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