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    Server side language

    Hi, i have just joined and and looking for some advice.

    I am familiar with javascript and want to learn a server side language. I'm not sure what one to choose and what the differences between them are i.e ASP, PHP etc.

    Can someone advise me?

    Thanks.

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    Well, as a PHP forum I suspect there will be some bias towards PHP here but personally I would definitely recommend it as a good starting point. I find that the open source history of PHP has resulted in far more helpful online content to aid the beginner in their learning experience, and I tend to find that there are more open-source PHP scripts out there for you to break apart and find out how they work.

    From a strict programming point of view I just find PHP more flexible and easy to work with than ASP.

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    Exactly, people here would lean toward PHP. I personally like PHP better, but it's always a good idea to try to get a knowledge of everything you can. I'd start with PHP though. Plus you can't use ASP unless you have IIS or download some other software. But I don't know, you might have it.
    If you're reading this, it may already be too late!

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    PHP would be the first choice. Ecspecially PHP5 with its new OOP approach is astonishing.

    And the only thing one would need is the PHP official manual.


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