[Not a flame. Honest.]
> Also CF will be much tightly intregrated with Java and J2EE in the future
> (using JRun technology); I'm not sure what plan PHP has???
>AFAIK, they're already working on Java support. Not that I'll ever use it...
Has CF got Shockwave Flash support? PHP 4 has :)
> However saying all that , and not wanting to start a flame-war, I think that
> both PHP and CF have their merits but people starting program for the first
> time will pick up CF quickly...
>Having never used CF, I really can't comment on that, but I will grant that PHP
can be confusing to the newbie, because of the positively enormous API.
Personally, I had to take a couple of runs at it before I got the hang of it.
But I was coming from Perl. For a *real* newbie, I think it really could be
quite easy, if they use a bit of cop-on and the numerous resources out there.
The tutorials on DevShed for example - if you read them and followed the
instructions, you could be coding in PHP in a day.
I think that if we're talking about Linux users, there's not all that much of a
difference, considering that Allaire haven't provided a client for Linux.
Again though, as you stated yourself, PHP is open source. And free.
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