Twitter on PHP versus ASP.NET


NETTUTS is a good website for web development and design tutorials: http://nettuts.com/.


Jeffrey Way, the person behind the NETTUTS website also maintains a NETTUTS profile on both Facebook and Twitter where his latest statuses caught my eye.


Turns out he innocently posted an update to TWITTER in support of ASP.NET with a slight knock against PHP, and apparently that brought a lot of responses from other Twitterers, both ASP.NET and PHP developers on PHP vs. ASP.NET.


Here are NETTUT’s tweets in order of their appearance:



  1. I just received a fantastic series of about 25 ASP.NET (C#) videos that we’ll be posting on the site. Really excited to offer these.

  2. People are quick to attack ASP.NET – mostly because of ignorance. Take a look at what corporations are looking for. You won’t see much PHP.

  3. Not to say that I don’t love PHP; I do…very much so.

  4. Obviously you can still find a job in PHP. But in general, big corporations don’t use it. Does your bank use PHP?

  5. @zacharyjohnson – Are you sure you know the definition of “agnostic”? I’m stating facts, not opinions. I love both.

  6. Last tweet. There’s more than plenty to go around. Many successful companies use PHP. But, from my experiences, the majority of them don’t

  7. I’m sorry I brought it up. I never said that big companies don’t use PHP. These are just statistics that I’m reciting. I love PHP too!

LOL!


To read the responses from other Twitterers which NETTUTS was reacting to, check out this search for replies posted the same day:


http://search.twitter.com/search?q=&ands=&phrase=&ors=&nots=&tag=&lang=en&from=&to=&ref=nettuts&near=&within=15&units=mi&since=2009-01-23&until=2009-01-23&rpp=50


Being on the Expression Web team, although I work at Microsoft, I could care less whether you choose PHP or ASP.NET since Expression Web supports both PHP and ASP.NET anyway!

Comments (3)

  1. Daniel Smith says:

    Shouldn’t that be you couldn’t care less whether people choose PHP or ASP.NET?

    If you could care less, then you’re saying you could reach a state of care that is less than you currently have.

    If you couldn’t care less, then you’re saying you could not care any less than you currently do now i.e. you don’t care.

    It winds me up when people use could in stead of couldn’t.  It’s like they couldn’t care less whether they use it correctly or not 🙂

  2. Garry Trinder says:

    I could care less but I don’t! 🙂

  3. Daniel Smith says:

    LOL!  I’m glad you at least care a little bit, since you stated you are capable of caring less, but just choose not to!

    At the end of the day, you can’t argue with the great John Cleese!  See here:

    http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=uCUsPnKD1gk