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JSP vs PHP

How is JSP better than PHP??
Asked by Arindam Dhara | Jun 28, 2013 |  Reply now
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JSP uses Java as its scripting language (although some implementations support JavaScript,such as Caucho)where PHP is an open-source page scripting /templating system that is very similar to JSP.

Here is a list of reasons why JSP is better than PHP:

* Anything you can do with PHP, you can do with JSP; the reverse is not true.


* JSP is much more powerful, since it has access to all the Java libraries. PHP only has access to PHP libraries.


* JSP is Object-Oriented, so leads to cleaner code that's easier to debug, maintain, and improve. (PHP also allows objects, but the object model is more primitive, and most
scripted pages ignore PHP objects and just use normal variables.)


* The equivalent syntax in JSP is just as simple to learn, so you can get up and running just as quickly -- that is, there's no extra startup cost in using Java, at least not a
significant one.


* Java programmers (as opposed to 15-year-old hackers or HTML monkeys) appreciate the importance of a clean language with complex OO data structures and strong typing With JSP, if the code inside a page gets too big, or if you want to use it elsewhere, you can cut it out, make it into a Java class, and invoke it from anywhere in your application
(even not from a page). With PHP, you're stuck inside the HTML box.


* JSP's concept of state management and persistence is more explicit and powerful than PHP's. With JSP, you can specify whether a variable persists for the page, the request,
the session, or the application (or if it's just local to the function).

* The JSP engine automatically does the right thing with cookies so you have access to the variable on later requests. With PHP, you just have "global" and "not global", you don't have automatic session management, and have to do your state thing manually with cookies or hidden variables.




Jun 28, 2013