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Alternate to PHP for making/coding database driven websites

Posted by xin [send private reply] at January 10, 2003, 02:19:42 AM

Am I allowed to say PHP here? or is it like saying Ni in a medevil village?
Well.. Getting to the point. Are there any alternates to php for generating database driven (mysql) websites? Im getting sick of php, it just feels, Iccky. I could use python But I can't do the cut in/out of code thing (the <?php ?>).

Im running a Apache webserver and mysql database. And i would prefer not to get a new server.

Posted by buzgub [send private reply] at January 10, 2003, 02:52:02 AM

The systems I know of that I believe are explicitly designed for integrating code and html are:

- tea (from http://teatrove.sourceforge.net/)
- devlocus (drives this site, and apparently bugger to set up)
- php
- asp (microsoft only)
- asp.net (microsoft or mono)
- jsp (based on java)

I think php is your best option for this stuff, as getting tea/devlocus to work is probably not plausible for you.

Posted by Psion [send private reply] at January 10, 2003, 09:29:47 AM

See http://www.smlserver.org/

Also see the new software I am working on to run this site, when it is ready. It should have complete installation instructions, though it will not be anywhere near as general as PHP.

Posted by Neumann [send private reply] at January 10, 2003, 10:43:57 AM

May I add:

Cold Fusion: Tag based language for Windows.

Mason: Embedding Perl in web pages.

Posted by unknown_lamer [send private reply] at January 10, 2003, 01:28:57 PM

Also, Guile-Web (http://unknownlamer.org/code/guile-web.html). It doesn't work well right now and I haven't made a release in a while (I've been distracted by other things) but I plan to work on it more soon (mainly binding more of libcgi and making #- -# work better).

Posted by xin [send private reply] at January 10, 2003, 03:50:10 PM

I host all my own sites on my own server, so I can set up devlocus or tea.
SML looks like a ass and a half to code, *sp are microsoft based, Cold fusion is Windows, Guile looks interesting.
Ill look further into using python (see how tricky or not it will be to implement) and guile.

Posted by Mike_L [send private reply] at January 24, 2003, 08:09:22 AM

I would like to point out Zope, which allows the <? code ?> tags. It runs on everything, has its own database, and can also interface with mysql or any other database. It is written in python, and the scripting language is extended by writing python objects. It's pretty cool. =)


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