The “real” difference between JSP and PHP

I had to laugh when I read the beginning of the answer to the question “What is the difference between JSP and PHP?” posted on the site jGuru :

(emphasis is mine)

PHP is an open-source page scripting/templating system that is very similar to JSP […]. It defines its own scripting language, which looks and feels a lot like Perl. JSP uses Java as its scripting language […].

PHP is very popular — it is used on over a million web sites — but its main advantage (IMHO) seems to be that the language, being more “scripty” and Perl-like, is less intimidating to the great unwashed mass of HTML monkeys and hackers. In the long run, JSP and Java provide a more powerful system.

One thought on “The “real” difference between JSP and PHP

  1. I believe its easier to find PHP help online.
    And, PHP allows you to also use regular HTML. So its easy to edit…
    I suppose it all depends on what you want to do.
    Just so you know: If your looking for passwords and usernames, PHP isn’t all that secure, but its easier.

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