Sales @ Lycosa wrote, of serverside programming languages: > In particular, I am interested in speed of development, cost, > processing speed/server load and learning curve. Lots of people defend what they know, but Adobe ColdFusion is pretty much unassailable on the first and final metrics you cite. Anything given away (PHP, ASP) take the prize in initial capitalization costs, although they'd get more expensive when also looking at total ongoing costs. Server speed/load depends on what you're doing, and for how many. (ColdFusion is a high-level language atop Java application servers.) I'd echo Billy's point about balancing server-side and client-side programming. jd -- John Dowdell . Adobe Developer Support . San Francisco CA USA Weblog: http://weblogs.macromedia.com/jd Aggregator: http://weblogs.macromedia.com/mxna Technotes: http://www.macromedia.com/support/ Spam killed my private email -- public record is best, thanks.