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Possibly migrating over to PHP...questions

I'd be most interested in hearing from anyone who has worked in ASP.NET / C# who has migrated over to PHP.

What do you like about it?

Pros / Cons?
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Tom Knowlton
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dejaanbuCommented:
well..I was a Php programmer migrated to ASp.Net..(for my job)

In my experience,

Php : -Ofcourse OpenSource
Asp.Net :- Not an Opensource  (u know the benefit of opensource)

Asp.net:-  Plug and Play controls  
Php:-  we have to create from html (but now,dreamviewer like has plug and play controls, but not exactly
like Asp.Net

Asp.Net :- I dont feel exact flexiiblity which is in Php..We have lot of control over implementation in php

Php :- Independent on almost every OS..
Asp.Net - Dependent on Microsoft Technologies

Php :- supports almost every Database technologies
Asp.Net-  In my experience, not all Database Technologies r supported

Php :- no special installation needed for IDE  (u can even use Notepad)
Asp.Net - ofcourse, u need special IDE

still more and more... now i remember this much..

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Ray PaseurCommented:
PHP.net has an online searchable manual.  Example... Let's say you wanted to locate a substring inside of a larger string.  The PHP function substr() can do the job for you, and it is located here.  Read the whole page and take a look at the user-contributed notes.  Very helpful!
http://php.net/manual/en/function.substr.php

Pros: I think PHP is easier to use.  There are more PHP programmers.  There are a lot of freelance PHP programmers who work very cheap.
Cons: PHP may be too easy to use.  A lot of PHP programmers are novices without any understanding of the principles of computer science.  But this is not a very big "con" since they rarely contribute to open source projects.
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Ray PaseurCommented:
Afterthought, but an important one.  If you're serious about considering the migration, buy this book and work through the examples.
http://www.sitepoint.com/books/phpmysql4/

Once you are done with that book, get Eli White's excellent book, "PHP 5 in Practice."  If you come from a computer science background and you read both of those books, and you understand the principles of SQL you will be productive in PHP very quickly.

All the best, ~Ray
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Tom KnowltonWeb developerAuthor Commented:
thx
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