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01-24-2007, 10:03 AM
What is the best from asp, asp.net, coldfusion, jsp ? You know asp or asp.net , can you recommend any good book in English ?
what differs asp.net from asp ? If you know one you know and the other ?

01-24-2007, 02:24 PM
Can't help you with ColdFusion or JSP. As for ASP vs. ASP.NET differences and such, you might want to search the forum. Taking my own advice, here (http://www.codingforums.com/showthread.php?t=85316) is a good thread on that subject.

Grant Palin
01-24-2007, 11:06 PM
ASP and ASP.NET are quite different. I might go so far as to say all they have in common is the name. ASP.NET is a very different programming model than Classic ASP. Again, I might go so far as to say that ASP.NET is greatly superior to Classic. I have enjoyed working with ASP.NET for some time now, and would be very hard-pressed to find a reason to go back to Classic. In fact, I would probably have to be dragged into it, kicking and screaming :p.

If you want to get a look at some of the differences between the two, might I suggest you visit my website (http://www.grantpalin.com/category/internet/asp/). I have a few articles up there that I have written during the process of moving to ASP.NET. The information there comes mostly from personal experience, and they illustrate the differences between the two, in some particular situations.

The web is a good resource, however. I imagine you could find many examples ont he subject with some searching. Good luck!

Grant Palin
01-24-2007, 11:11 PM
As for best between those you mentioned, "best" is extremely subjective. They are all good at what they do but each has their own quirks and features that can affect your choice in the end. They all do require time and effort to learn and use. I'd say just pick one and try it. Try them all, with a small project for each maybe, and then make your choice.

From my own experience, I rather like PHP and ASP.NET. As mentioned before, I'd have to have a VERY good reason to go back to Classic ASP. As for JSP and ColdFusion, I've barely used them, so I can't say too much about them. I suspect that the two mainstream choices today are ASP.NET And PHP.