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01-28-2003, 07:55 AM
Hi, I'm posting this poll as research for a project I am doing on server-side web languages. Please take the time to vote. If you have time please take time to respond to the following survey as well, thank you.

Thank you for reading through this survey. It will only take a few minutes to fill out, depending on how detailed your responses are. This information will be used for and included in a research report on the benefits of individual web languages, as well as their weaknesses, cost, popularity, and difficulty.
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Question #1: What is your favorite server-side web language to use?

Question #2: Why are the benefits and weaknesses does this language have?

Question #3: What do you feel are the best applications of this language?

Question #4: What are some other web languages you like to use?

Question #5: What are the benefits and weaknesses of those languages?

Question #6: What other languages are you interested in and why?

Thank you for taking your time to respond to this survey.

01-29-2003, 06:58 PM
Well PHP is my favorite so far:


> native DB support no need for ODBC etc..
> Plent of hosts supporting PHP
> Small and fast thus no bulky software
> Works no most web servers
> Plenty of useful functions


> No really good development environment so humble note pad or HTML KIT for PHP code highlighting
> No proper debugging
> Some functions do the same tasks so some redundency
> Quite often need to use a development build to work with the lastest version of apache2

Theres probably some more but i don't know of them :)

The other one i'm having a go with at university is coldfusion, however theres a few too many disadvantages for my liking :S


> Simple syntax
> Proper Development environment


> On a windows system requires ODBC which slows down queries
> Big and expensive
> I don't feel its as extendable
> Doesn't have the functionality of PHP

02-02-2003, 06:12 PM
My "Other" vote was for ASP.NET - still wet behind the ears at it, but I like it. :)