Programming tagged articles


Why not .NET?

Why use PHP over ASP.NET?

I was recently asked about my choice of scripting language for Modern Life - and why I chose PHP over comparable alternatives such as ASP.NET, Ruby on Rails etc. I work with PHP, Classic ASP and (more recently) ASP.NET - but what was my rationale for choosing PHP? [read more...]


Web Technology Family Tree

From AJAX to XHTML, and pretty much everything inbetween.

Web design and development is a complex field – there are literally thousands of different disciplines, from all manner of programming languages, web standards, and software packages. With the break-neck pace of development, it’s hard to keep up – blink and all of a sudden there’s a new hip web development trend. But how does everything fit together? Here’s a family tree of common web technologies – almost a ‘tech-tree’, if you will, showing near neighbours and relationships across a subset of core web technologies. [read more...]