Now that Perl is losing its popularity, which one the these languages will be the next to go: PHP or ASP?

Which one of them do you like best? and why?

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PHP is open source and has a massive community supporting and developing it. It is the obvious choice for anyone choosing a server side language.

Perl has a small community, but it is a strong community. They have regular meetings - social and technical - they have an excellent glocal repository of modules and scripts and the language is tried and tested. It is still alive and kicking!

it's been php as the main web programming language for about ten years now - where have you been? ;)

There are other options too, Ruby on Rails is hugely popular for example.

BTW if you ask such a question ("Do you like PHP or ASP better?") in a PHP forum, you are likely to get a fairly biased answer :P

I prefer php as asp is so overly complex and poorly designed. Asp reminds me too much of Basic and as I am a Fop believer (Function Oriented Programming) I much prefer php.

.asp will be preferred by those unlucky few with windows servers, a proprietary Microsoft product with all the bugs holes and illogicalities that implies

for the 90% on other than windows hosts there is .php

why pay for something where the free one works better

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php - simplicity. asp is sooo ugly.

I think PHP will stay with us for a while...
I have also researched on Ruby On Rails and it is definitely the future...but I don`t think that PHP will loose the "fight" too soon

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