Setting up a design company...

Discussion in 'Web Design and Development' started by tomoisyourgod, Dec 9, 2007.

  1. tomoisyourgod macrumors regular

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    I've been doing extensive research into various other web design company's in my local area. I've noticed a very high proportion of them use Microsoft's .NET along with the whole Visual Basic 'programming language'... (doesn't the B stand for 'Beginners'?)

    I myself program all my websites in PHP, looking into Coldfusion and Ruby on Rails as well...

    I was wondering why a higher proportion of these web design companies use all .NET stuff - is it better than PHP or what???
     
  2. werther macrumors regular

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    I wouldn't say .net is better, actually I wouldn't know because I've never used it. From a developer standpoint I imagine it depends more on the developer and his/her understanding of the language he is using. From a business standpoint I guess to some, being that .net is a microsoft product and we all know microsoft knows business:rolleyes:; the business' will trust a well established corporate backed product more than an open source product.

    -this perception is changing, however in my neck of the woods it will take a while.
     
  3. X1Lightning macrumors 6502

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    php is a very powerful language, but the syntax is a little weird compared to C++ and Java.
    if you are just starting out PHP would be great, there is a very large community behind it.
     

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