PHP versus Python (1 Viewer)

Steve R.

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I have been (very slowly) planning to learn PHP as a browser front-end to MySQL. I have gotten as far as doing a simple data dump with PHP. But as I have been exploring, the issue of Python arose as an alternative to PHP.

Any thoughts on which approach (PHP or Python) would be better before I start?
 

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Because PHP is more widely used for web development, there are a lot more resources available for it.

Python may be able to out-perform PHP in terms of pure calculations per second in some applications, but that's largely irrelevant for most web implementations (unless you're doing some VERY heavy lifting between MySQL and the output).

The tiny performance hit on PHP doesn't offset the ease of development you can get with it, in my opinion.
 

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Thanks. Just ordered a Python book. Now I will have both PHP and Python to review and get confused. If I get far enough, I can make this sub-forum "active",
 

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