I am looking into developing a few websites, and I am debating whether to use asp.net or php. I am very proficient in asp; however, i have not used it in years, thus i don't remember the syntax very well. I do not want to use asp because it is an antiquated language.
What makes this decision difficult is that asp.net is simpler and easier for me to learn because of my experience with asp. Since i will be going to college next year, i will probably have to use Java (I checked with my #1 choice, Upenn... they use primarily java) and i believe it will be more beneficial to learn php as i will be able to apply it to Java easier.
This goes back to the old age proble; What should i learn, Open Source (PHP) vs .NET (ASP.net)?