Tyler Longren wrote: > PHP could be used for online banking. Banks use ASP because there is > software already written in ASP for what they need.
If that were the case it wouldn't take months of time with dozens of people working on projects to get the barely functional. The software banks use at the ASP level is almost always going to be custom written for them inhouse or outsourced. There aren't standard ASP banking packages. The software on the backend to connect to their legacy systems, perhaps, but there's still going to be much custom integration work. There's no real major time savings between an ASP-proficient person developing a project and a PHP-proficient person developing a project. > Also, they use it > because it's from Microsoft. Getting warmer. :) Generally, in larger institutions, the people making the technology decisions aren't the same people who have to implement them, so whether or not it's better to use CF or PHP or JSP or ASP, they simply go 'MS' because of the name recognition. I'm not completely discounting issues of inhouse talent, legacy integration issues, etc., but at the end of the day, PHP, ASP, CF, JSP, Perl and others do a couple things: 1. Take information from a browser 2. Process it - usually with database calls 3. Present other information back To say that one technology is vastly superior to another is just silly. Some have neat hooks/shortcuts, some are faster at execution, some are better with memory, some have price benefits, but there's nothing from the list above that you can do with one that you can't do with another. Michael Kimsal http://www.tapinternet.com/php PHP Training Courses -- PHP General Mailing List (http://www.php.net/) To unsubscribe, visit: http://www.php.net/unsub.php