Could someone please tell me what other then marketing speak that .NET has
on PHP? I guess I just don't see it. I mean, yeah, if you want to develop
junk at a fast pace you can use MS products. I was a VB programmer for
years. I know the reliability and performance cost of doing things the MS
way. I just don't get it. It is all 1's and 0's.
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----- Original Message -----
From: "John Donagher" <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>
To: "Edin Kadribasic" <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>
Cc: <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>
Sent: Wednesday, August 15, 2001 4:36 PM
Subject: Re: [PHP-DEV] Linux Today Article
> On Wed, 15 Aug 2001, Edin Kadribasic wrote:
> > > Maybe Zend has some feedback from their enterprise clients on
> > > what features are requested, etc.
> > It would be great to hear if anyone else has had a chance to play with
> > new Microsoft toys.
> As a PHP contributor and long-time user, I can say that if our company was
> starting over right now, .NET would win hands down in terms of suiting our
> needs (engineering-side), as a web application development company.
> This wasn't the case with a Java application framework, many of which were
> available when our company was choosing its platform.
> PHP has some advantages over a language like C#. However, my impressions
> following this list for the last year have been that it is not being
> towards medium-to-large application builders, but still towards people
> "web sites" or simple scripts. We're trying to change this with
> but still, we're spending countless hours reinventing what ASP.NET would
> you for free (or rather in exchange for selling your soul to microsoft).
> I don't mean to be unfair. Breaking backwards compatibility would be
> in many many cases in order for PHP to evolve in that sense, and as long
> most people don't want it to happen, it probably shouldn't happen. That's
> significant cost to incur and something new frameworks/languages don't
> worry about.
> John Donagher
> Application Engineer, Intacct Corp.
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