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Language use in my project?

Lotary Li
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Joined: Dec 21, 2009
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Hi,

I want to write a simple local classifieds similiar to kijiji.com.
Which language is better to use? PHP or JSP?

BTW, what is kjiji used?

Thanks


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Jesper de Jong
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It's impossible to say what is better, PHP or JSP. You can do it with both.

This is like asking "What is better, a screwdriver or a hammer?" without knowing what you want to do with them...


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David Newton
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As an additional note, it's not really a decision (or *shouldn't* be) between PHP and JSP--JSP is only one part of a JEE solution; at the *very* least you'd also want servlets.

That said, I find PHP abhorrent as a language, and it's ridiculously easy to write horrible code--but it may suit you more than it does me.
Lotary Li
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Joined: Dec 21, 2009
Posts: 5
Thanks for reply.

Actually i am thinking about a function for the website. Basely is users can send email in a certain format to the mailbox, and i am going to analysis the email then transform that email to a posting.

I am not too familiar with PHP. What do you think is easier for that function ? j2ee?
David Newton
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Again this is just opinion: PHP has a shorter learning curve than a well-written JEE application.
 
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