Re: Programming project required

From: Samantha Atkins (
Date: Sat Jan 20 2001 - 00:46:19 MST

Chris Russo wrote:
> >First, ASP/MS Access isn't your best choice. If you need something
> >simple, try MySQL for the database, Perl CGI scripts to display the
> >content, and DBI to connect them.
> My company currently develops technical solutions for web developers
> using just the products that you mention.
> Unfortunately, most of my web developers have been telling me that if
> I want my company to get into the serious (large) corporate
> contracts, I need to have my engineers trained in ASP/JSP MS
> solutions. They're seeing not only a lot of current ASP business out
> there, but also a lot of movement in that direction.

JSP is not microsloth technology. Most of the Java world (and no, it is
not a favorite language of mine) is not Microsoft controlled. A large
cut of the server market is non-Microsoft. So I don't buy that you have
to do MS specific technology to make it in the web-developer world. It
is unfortunately true though that many IT departments have bought into
MS hype. But generally their actual engineers know better and are
propping things up with Unix and Linux boxen. Even M$ is known to do

You gotta eat but if you can, do not march to the MS beat. Resistance
is not futile.

- samantha

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