Two developers… two languages… one battleground!
PHP vs. .Net is a site for comparing and contrasting two of the most popular web development languages in use today. Too long have the ignorant flamewars on irrelevant forums continued. We aim to provide hard facts, code snippets and useful information on each tool to highlight their virtues and sins. In the process, we will undoubtedly make comparisons between them, and sometimes flame each other, or maybe you.
Your heroes are twin-brother coders that graduated from the University of Victoria in the year 2000 or so, with computer science degrees. One chose the carefree path of enlightened interpretation; the other chose the type safety of compiled knowledge. Now, years later, we have entered the public arena, battling it out on this blog.
morgan is a keyboard wielding geologist trapped in a developer's body who names all his network hardware after obscure minerals and rock formations. He's been programming in .Net for 6 years, and while he used to impress his friends with regular expressions back in school, he thinks PHP smells of elderberries. He's currently employed in a .Net shop where he creates entire enterprise-level web applications using Notepad, a mouse that can only right-click, and a handful of buzzwords.
blake is a happy-go-lucky coder who once took a vacation that lasted two years. Programming in chaotic and eccentric environments makes him thrive, even though he curses the stinky code that the overseas team just checked into his production server. He shakes his head at JIT code generation and insists that .Net is just a top-level domain. Exposed to PHP in 2001, he has recently become a contract LAMP programmer after being laid off from a Big Company when they shut down their Canadian development operations. He's got a vanity page at zombat.net if you care to hire him.