Unbiased proof that perl is the best.
rkleeman at energoncube.net
Wed Oct 24 19:23:44 CDT 2001
On Wed, 24 Oct 2001, Chuck Phillips wrote:
> Hello all,
> Working on a project that has a in-house ASP developer that is spouting
> Perl myths so as to eliminate it as an option for development. I'd hate
> to have to do this in ASP, so my question is:
> Where can I find unbiased proof that perl is faster, more flexible, more
> mature, etc than ASP, JSP, etc..
Well, you'll have to define "proof" a little better. Do you want speed
statistics on run time or development time; do you want comparisons of the
development technologies; do you want price comparisons of hardware to run
each solution. Assuming you know the answers to those, I think there has
been at least one or more articles on use Perl; Do a search there
http://use.perl.org/ You could also reference back articles at
http://www.perl.com/, testimonials from this group, or one of numerous
books on developing for the web with Perl.
Assuming that fails, hold up a roll of duct tape and say "This is perl,
this can wrap snakes and cofee beans and make them work together. Can
your technology do this?" ;-)
> Extra-credit question: Why should I use MySQL over Sybase?
Depends on your application. For speed or ease of maitainince, MySQL is
generally regarded as a *big* winner, however, if you need some real DB
technologies (transactions is the first example), then you really are
better off with something that does already support it: Oracle or Sybase
for the big dollar accounts, Postgres or (... what's the name of that
other one that was released by Borland?) for the open-source varieties.
"Legitimate" sources reiterating these points may be hard to come by
though. I'm not aware of any off the top of my head.
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