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See How PHP Stacks Up Against (Infographic)

by Mehdi KaramAli  November 29, 2013

The tussle between open source and proprietary has reached almost every sphere of technology. Programming languages are found to be no different in this case.

[See more: Rapid growth of Open Source Softwares (OSS) (Infographic)]

While many developers prefer using a CMS (Content Management System), there are times when they need to develop a custom web application. This is where they have to make a choice between the server-side scripting language developed by PHP Group and the more commercial one maintained by software giant, Microsoft. Though you might have seen many comparisons between the two, but this infographic acts like a quick guide.

Do let us know the language you prefer for development in the comments section below.




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About Mehdi KaramAli

Mehdi KaramAli worked as a Digital Content Producer for Cloudways. Apart from exploring new trends in the cloud, he keenly follows startups and is passionate about mountaineering.

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  • Jon Koops

    Why would ASP.NET provide a better foundation for an e-commerce platform? Could you name the advantages of ASP.NET in comparison to PHP in an e-commerce solution?

    • Well, is a proprietary system backed by Microsoft. Therefore, development is bit easier. However, the infographic concluded that regardless of the functionalities, both languages are supreme.

      • Jon Koops

        Why would ‘being proprietary’ make development easier? I don’t see any advantages to proprietary software v.s. non-proprietary software in a development perspective. Care to elaborate what makes a proprietary system easier to develop for?

  • This infographic contains several mistakes:
    1. The latest version of ASP.NET is indeed 4.5 but there were a lot of updates and new features in ASP.NET with the release of Visual Studio 2013: MVC 5, WebAPI 2.0 and others.
    2. ASP.NET itself is not “paid”. You don’t need to pay money to develop ASP.NET application. The basic version of Visual Studio (Express) is free and it allows to build ASP.NET application (both WebForms and MVC).
    3. It’d be good to mention that using ASP.NET you can easily build cloud-based applications and publish them on Windows Azure right from Visual Studio with 1-2 mouse clicks.

    • Saad Durrani

      Thanks @sergiykorzh:disqus for the feedback.