[thelist] Recommend a Server Side Language?

Chris Johnston chris at completeimaging.com
Tue Apr 10 08:44:00 CDT 2001

>> I've wanted to learn ColdFusion for some time but have been turned off
>> by the lack of free availability of the tools/server for
>> noncommercial/educational use. I don't want to spend a boatload of money
>> on the server only to find out I don't like it. ASP I can get for free,

>Why not try the eval? That gives you 30 days to play with the product, and
>not that I would advocate this, but if you need more time, you can always
>set your clock back, or uninstall and reinstall. Anyway, the point is, you
>_can_ test CF for free. (And there will be some more news on that for CF5,
>but I don't know if I can talk much about it yet :)

Actually, if you want to learn ColdFusion and have either a windows system
or a Linux system running RedHat then you can download Allaire's free
ColdFusion Express server. It is a bit stripped down but it provides a great
platform for learning. ColdFusion is the EASIEST language by far to learn
simply because it is tag based instead of a true programming language.
However, it is still very powerful. I would definitely recommend learning
ColdFusion first and then maybe going on to PHP once you have a handle on
basic programming.


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