11-17-2011 12:09 AM
I am going to get into some code for the web. I want to learn a good language but dont know which one to go with. What are the advantages of these? Why would you go with one over the other?
11-17-2011 06:44 PM
I would go with C sharp because there are tons of Microsoft servers and businesses will probably be using that over Linux.
11-17-2011 07:39 PM
Our ticket system is Kayako and it is written in PHP. If you are talking data center stuff, go PHP. Besides you can still run PHP on Windows.
11-18-2011 02:12 PM
It's a toss up. Everyone is right on this one. I do PHP because the system that supports it (LAMP) is free. I can spawn a LAMP setup nearly anywhere for free and have a PHP site up and running in no time, with no cost. See
If you go with ASP, .NET, CS, or some other Microsoft technology, you are required to use a Windows a server with IIS and usually MS-SQL. Those things all cost money and you will need to reboot an IIS server alot more than a Linux box running Apache.
The Microsoft technologies are more common in a corporate environment as most of them are Windows shops. The rabbit is correct is saying data center stuff is nearly all PHP because DC shops love Linux.
11-18-2011 02:37 PM
Thank you all for the comments. I will actually be doing both. That way I have my options open.
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