The web world is equipped with a great variety of tools to choose from when it comes to web development. ASP.NET and PHP has always been two most promising options for developers to select from. Each has its own pros and cons. However, one of it has stood a clear winner. Now the question arises – which one to choose? It has been quite confusing as each language has its own sets of pros and cons.
PHP was released in 1995 and since then it has been used for developing dynamic web pages and robust web applications. It works with HTML to display the dynamic pages. PHP is only the programming language in which its delimiters and anything outside its delimiters is sent directly to the output and not parsed by PHP. PHP is the fourth popular computer programming language in the world after JAVA, C and VISUAL BASIC.
PHP can be used for command-line scripting and client-side GUI applications. It is easy to learn and can be deployed on most web servers, several operating systems and platforms, and can be used with many relational database management systems (RDBMS). PHP is free of cost being open source. It can be embedded with HTML code and is compatible with Apache, IIS, Oracle and Sybase.
The major strength of PHP lies in LAMP. The LAMP architecture has become most popular in the web development industry as a way of deploying less costly, reliable, and scalable, and more secure web applications. PHP is mostly used as a bundle along with Linux, Apache and MySQL.
Php also has its own drawbacks also. PHP’s type checking is very loose, potentially causing problems. The PHP variables types are not that considered. Finally, for some reason big corporations feel that if they’re not paying for something, then it’s not worth buying.
This language was launched by Microsoft’s with name taken from old ASP technology.
ASP.NET’s has brilliant object oriented features, and it is most popular for its flexibility. The .NET class library is organized into inheritable classes depends on particular task, such as working with XML or image manipulation. VB .NET is a great development IDE that can save great deal of coding time. It has built in debugging tools along with IntelliSense, which allows for auto-completion of methods and variables so you don’t have to memorize everything.
Both the languages have their own set of advantages and disadvantages. Given the unique needs you can opt for the most befitting language to rely upon!