Which language is best?
Posted 01 June 2004 - 11:37 PM
Since the original question was "for web development", and not for knowing in general, I would say the best to know would be a toss up between php and asp. Learn the one that your host supports, and if your host supports both then learn php. Both server-side languages are generally capable of performing the same tasks, but I would say that php is easier to learn and therefore "better."
Posted 22 June 2004 - 12:45 PM
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Posted 30 June 2004 - 06:23 PM
If you intend to do something much like an MMORPG, then C++ is the best way to go. Especially if you want to do client-type things. From there learn Java as both languages are very similar in a lot of ways.
I know a lot of programming languages and I'd have to say that if you're looking to learn something easy, you're better off going towards PHP. If you're looking for a challenge, go towards Java/C++.
Posted 08 July 2004 - 01:31 PM
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Posted 01 December 2004 - 01:47 AM
Also, one great thing about all these languages is that the concepts and what you need to know for each are awfully similar... It's just learning the nitty-gritty and syntax differences among them... But that makes it easy to learn one language and then pick up others... I learned C++ in school for 3 years, then a course in Java... Now I can pick up PHP, Perl (even LISP for this thing in school, LMAOOO), and whatever else I genuinely want and put time into learning... And I am now exception, anyone can and I urge them too
Posted 19 January 2005 - 10:22 PM
PHP was very intuitive for me since I had good basics in C++ for example.
I like web programming but I prefer hardware programming in assembler the most
Posted 15 May 2005 - 10:51 PM
I dont know if i can pick one specific language out of them all - to be honest if I had to it would be HTML - without it the rest basically falls down
Posted 22 May 2005 - 09:23 PM
I am still in the pretty new learning stages but I'm already very impressed with what it can do. Can't wait to explore it's features further and learn about the true capabilites.
Even though it is a combination of many languages and programs that go into making a website, PHP is very commonly used by myself and many other web designers / developers that I know.
I love PHP
Posted 28 May 2005 - 04:40 PM
I've used some PHP before... but I like the object-oriented programming of ASP.NET better. I also like the simplicity of it, and I love how all the code is totally separate from my HTML.
PHP is very powerful, but I have a hard time reading it while using ASP.NET I am just more comfortable. Example:
<? //This will return the day of the week in full textual format (i.e. Sunday, Monday, etc...) echo date("l",mktime()); ?>
' Same thing, but it will display it onto a Label within your page label1.Text = Now.DayOfWeek.ToString
You see what I mean? PHP is all fine and good, but I will stick to my ASP.NET.
Plus, I think to do more powerful things (web services, XML, etc.) it's a lot easier in ASP.NET; you don't need to download anything new. I also love the error handling in ASP.NET...
' Web site that was requested timed out Try labelHTML.Text = GetWebPage("http://www.google.com/") Catch exception As Exception Throw New ArgumentException(exception.Message) End Try
It's also not case sensitive... which I like, though I keep everything in the proper case anyways.
Also, with PHP you have to put your code onto the server. With ASP.NET all you do is upload one file (a DLL) that contains all your source code that no one can access. And even if they manage to get it, there's no way to de-assemble it.
ASP.NET is more like a programming language than a web programming language. There are Classes, Modules, etc. and to me, it's much more organized.
I forgot to mention. If you are a PHP person and want to be more comfortable with ASP.NET, you will enjoy C# instead of what I use VB.NET. ASP.NET supports multiple languages (J#, C#, and VB.NET). C# is more like PHP and is also like C++ or C.
Posted 15 July 2005 - 08:46 PM
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