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Robert Jaeger
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Hi JSP-Expert!
I need to write a little web application for my thesis. I don�t know whether to choose JSP or PHP as programming language.
Reading, changing and creating XML-files are an important aspect for my project. Moreover I want to create pdf-files on the fly.
PHP is easiert to install, configure and use. But a lot of people use JAVA/JSP. Before taking an important decision I would like to hear the opinion of an expert or someone who already has used jsp with xml and pdf. Do I forget an important aspect? Where can I find the advantage in using JSP instead of PHP?
Greetings from the middle of Europe,
Robito.
 
Madhav Lakkapragada
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Mark Spritzler
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Rob,
To quote Rudy from work here.
"Because Java is a rel language. PHP is more of a skunk work project"
Actually he is more talking about finding PHP guys out there vs JSP/Servlet guys.
He has programmed in PHP and in Java.
On another note, he said and I agree that both are "easy". or should I say the same level of difficulty.
I have just done a project similar to what it sounds you have, and I used Servlets, because I was querying the Database, translating it into XML, having and XSL stylesheet, and transforming it into HTML on the server side to the Browser.
If you use XSL:FO you can create PDFs.
Hope that helps. go JSP.
p.s. I just wanted to post in this forum because of the really cool moderators here.
Mark
 
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