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Choosing a web application development language has become a critical task, as programmers now have to develop websites with multiple functionalities. As different application does different types of tasks, it has almost become impossible for a website developer to opt for any particular web application development language. However, thanks to the unprecedented growth in the field of web development, websites now can be built with multiple scripting languages such as Cold Fusion, Perl, JSP, ASP.NET, PHP etc and this has definitely added a new dimension in this field. These web application development languages are broadly categorized into two major streams: Open-source languages and proprietary languages, which are described in detail below:
PHP has become the most favored open source programming language among web developers because of its simplicity and flexibility. It was mainly developed by its large community members, who are trying to make it more effective and efficient. What is even more remarkable about PHP is that it is absolutely free. As this language is updated more frequently than any other programming language, it has gained enormous popularity among developers. However, it has some weakness but given its innumerable benefits, you can easily overlook it. Lake of case sensitivity, event based errors etc are some of the flipsides of PHP, which can send an experienced programmer into a tizzy.
ASP.NET is unquestionably the most versatile web application programming language. You can use this programming language both with Complied languages such as C, Cobol, Lisp, VB and with Scripted language such as Jscript, Python, VBScript etc. Besides that, this programming language is also compatible with VisualStudio.NET, C++ Builder, WebMatrix etc. However, ASP.Net has some disadvantages such as it is relatively slower to execute certain operations. But one thing is clear that this programming language is extremely sophisticated in nature and therefore, you need to know how to exploit its advantages with utmost dexterity.
JSP (Java Server Pages)
Java Server Pages, which is better known as JSP, is another open-source programming language that can be accomplished without even knowing Java Script. Tag extensions, which are used in this web application development language, are simple and clean in form. Furthermore, this web application development language allows Java tag library developers to include simple tag handlers, which is somewhat unthinkable in case of other web application programming languages.
As JSP does not have an XML-compliant version, client-side, HTML/XML-style comments have to be used, and this is certainly one of the nagging disadvantages of JSP.
Perl is a popular open source programming language that is both powerful and mature in its form. A web application developer will get almost any tool they want from this programming language. It has large number of community members, who are always striving hard to make this programming efficient and effective in every possible way.
It is clean and simple. Those of you, who are not comfortable to use different varieties of syntaxes, should opt for any other viable alternatives.