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Posted by santosh pawar on May 02, 2001 at 11:33 PM

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> > > The major advantage of JSP its platform independent feature, while ASP is tied in to Microsoft technology. You need to have IIS server in order to run it.

> > i dont know about 'the major' advantage. platform neutrality winds up being a non-issue most of the time, in my experience, because most all-MS shops have a large investment in their technology that they are not afraid of extending. i think java does itself a diservice by keeping the focus there.
> > i think the major benefit is the scalability and flexibility of OO development.

> > > Also, there are studies showing that JSP response time is significantly faster than ASP especially when the number of user requests is increasing. However, one major advantage of using ASP is it simplicity. ASP script is based on VB Script, which makes it so much easier to learn than writing Java coding.

> > well, then it becomes a question of "what the better technology for the novice/casual web developer?", which is a different issue. i dont think an experienced ASP developer is more productive than an experienced JSP developer (i'd guess the opposite). but i agree that for small shops that want minimal functionality that they can maintain in-house by non-professional programmers, ASP can be the way to go.


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