Hi My opinion, it is not in the least bit naughty to compare the two. JSP/Servlet solutions are much more flexible, has better code reuse (OOD), and out performs ASP in speed of execution. Add this to the fact that you need a hardware solution if you want to run ASP on a load balanced server with multiple tiers, even with MTS, which you don't in Java, and you will see that JSp/Servlets are the way to go for high end systems. I have been educating the decision makers at my current employer for the last 6 months and after all our testing and protypes, the company is now shifting into the Java market and away from the ASP/"VB dll" solution. P.S. At my last check VB was single threaded... talk about a bottleneck. Have fun.
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but then isnt it easier to code in asp? doesnt msdn have a wealth info on asp than what sun has on jsp? is there any way to run java iis. (AFAIK there is nothing)? where do u turn for support when jsp fails? is there a a good book on jsp(like thinking in java)? we have only some tutorials in gamelan, javaboutique, jdc, etc., is there a site where v can get an in-depth analysis of jsp and how to use in windows/unix environment? we all know java is a bit slower than any other language. (my opinion and not based on any test results). i am not trying to argue here. the above are just my concerns. i am learning c++ now. i realise now how easy it is to learn and use java. only that i am not able to get around to start using jsp as i dont seem to get the starting point. thanks,
Joined: Jan 30, 2000
J: JSP is a new technology and as such (and IMO) one cannot expect at this moment for a lot of information to be available for the asking. I myself feel lucky to be on the "ground floor" on this technology where I work. One is expected to learn a lot by oneself. But not to worry, Sun has a decent tutorial on JSPs which I posted today about, and the (nearly 600 pages) book that I recommend (there are not that many published yet) is: Web Development with JavaServer Pages by by Duane K. Fields and Mark A. Kolb .
Of course you must install Tomcat - Jakarta in your home PC to play around with the technology (Servlets and JSPs). Finally, did you say that you are learning C++ even after learning Java? That's not too good Karma is it?! (JOKE!) Greetings from Sunny Delray Beach, FL.