Re: which dynamic web language?

by "Darrell King" <darrell(at)>

 Date:  Mon, 25 Mar 2002 19:02:54 -0500
 To:  <hwg-techniques(at)>
 References:  trudi
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I started with C and moved to Perl when I took up Web work.  I was a diehard
Perl user until someone convinced me to try PHP.

Now, I am a diehard PHP user, but I have Perl available for those occasions
when it is appropriate.  For instance, I think it makes a better language
for scripting background apps.  Recently, I had a job that used a PHP script
to process a form submission.  The results had to be sent to a good-sized
mailing list, and I made a Perl script to do the mailing that was launched
in the background by the PHP app.  Two languages, one happy client.

Having said that, I will also throw my vote in for PHP and MySQL as good
places for a new student to start.  They are common, cross-platform,
commercially proven, free and effective.


----- Original Message -----
From: "Andre L Crane" <andre(at)>

I agree, perl is awesome and I fell in love with it myself in '95. But, he
is looking to teach a class of students to become web developers with some
hope of getting a job when he's done. To that end I still say JSP or one of
the .net flavors. Preferably jsp.

If you check the major job sites on the internet you will find that there
seem to be more jsp positions out there than anything else.  .NET positions
are on the rise as well.

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