|But I've been told that raw CGI with C (or python for that matter) can be
180% percent faster than PHP, and near about 350% faster than ASP.
Then why should I learn PHP just for the sake of programming simplicity?
I agree it's an easy way, but end clients wouldn't care whether it's PHP
or Ruby on Rails doing the work.
For them, it's about speed and reliability. And regarding the aspect of
difficulty: The term 'easy/better language' is bs, if you'll excuse the
Any language is easy as long as you are playing with ints and designing
nice games of tic-tac-toe. When you want full fledged concurrency control
techniques to handle a pool of persitent connections, or low level control
and deep operating system hooks, it will get complex in any language. Anyone
who argues with that is a moron.
So I might as well start with something which can scale up to millions of
documents and provide blazing fast performance, fast enough to leave ASP, PHP
JSP and the likes eating dust.
ASP - AJAX is SEXY. PERIOD.