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09-15-2005, 04:03 AM
Hi all,
I have a general question here...

Ive been doing web work for about a year now as a bit of a money spinner. Iíve learnt css and xhtml predominantly. Have been able to locate and manipulate js and php to a degree of novice'ness...

So my next step is to learn about dynamic web pages due to using some simple INCLUDE functions and using form mail scripts with PHP and have stumbled across mySQL...

But I want to know whether I should direct my learning towards php/mySQL or ASP.

So the question is:
What do you guys use when building dynamic pages - what are your preferences and what are the advantages and/or pitfalls of mySQL or ASP?

Many thanks

09-15-2005, 03:16 PM
First off, mySQL is a database and is not PHP or ASP specific, you can use either code to access mySQL. I use ASP because I was educated in the world of VB thus learning ASP was a "natural progression" for me. I have not used PHP, so I can't say that one is better than another.

09-15-2005, 03:40 PM
Yeah fair enough really...

i'm at a point where im not sure which direction to go as i dont know which is better / or more or less productive to code, etc etc etc...

its difficult to work out when you dont understand the wider picture of how things fit together...

09-15-2005, 04:03 PM
please dont cross post.

09-15-2005, 04:08 PM
Given, you posted this in the asp forum, therefore, I believe you'll get mostly people leaning towards asp :p
But really, you say you've been able to manipulate js and php, which have more of a C type syntax, as asp has the vb type syntax. Having worked with php and mysql, I can say they go great together, although, by no means am I saying you cant you use mysql with asp, personally, i've always used MsSql with asp. But then another question arrises, should you even learn classic asp at all, when theirs asp.net now? And if you choose asp.net, you can use c#, which will have the similar syntax as does php. So, why not try some asp, or as I would recomend. asp.net, see how you like it, then, as you've allready at least had some experience dealing with php, toss that in the mix and see which one you feel most comfortable with.