WEB CMS - which language?

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  1. burn__

    burn__ New Member

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    ive been given the daunting task at work of creating a completely custom and customizable modular content management system. problem is, im not much of a seasoned coder. i know enough php to get by with most DB interaction, and have only ever played with asp.net a few times. Its going to be an uphill struggle with either language and paired database.

    my question is if you had to create a CMS from scratch which language (php/asp.net) would be best suited for something this big? are there any clear advantages of one over the other?

    :hsd:
     
  2. LOLZILLA

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    php ftw
     
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    if you can force yourself only to windows/iis, then I think asp.net is the MUCH better platform.

    However, since I am not able to afford that luxury in most of what I do, I use php.
     
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    cost will play a factor somewhat in the beginning (later on not so much). the main factor is which will be more robust. i have about a month to kick out an extremely basic prototype so even having to relearn asp.net it shouldnt be a problem as far as time goes. my main concern is which platform would be better for the groundwork. the CMS my boss is wanting to model it after is asp.net based, so im just wondering if that would be a better route to go as far as managing an extremely large pool of data.
     
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    yes
     
  6. drpepper

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    why not just use an existing cms? does it have to be custom?
     
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    lol scripting languages are for newbs :X
     
  8. burn__

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    he made it very clear it has to be custom. :hs:
    theyve bought a few packages from companies offering different types of CMS's but nothing quite fit into what they needed, so they're throwing it on me.
     
  9. burn__

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    and when i say its going to be an extremely large data pool, im talking about 3000+ fields in a few hundered different tables that are heavily intertwined.
     
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    For the long-term, I think .Net would be the better choice. That is a SOLID framework. If you can restrict yourself to windows/iis, then absolutely go for .Net.
     
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    kingtoad OT Supporter

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    I'd just use Drupal.

    Better than anything I can create on my own for a specific project.
     
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    PHP mysql.
     
  13. burn__

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    if i could use something already built i would. :mamoru:
    but even if i used something already built, it would need to be heavily modified to the point where 90% of it would be my code anyways, so itd be easier to start from scratch so i know how everything works from the get-go.
     
  14. burn__

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    windows/iis or apache/linux-windows isnt an issue, it can be hosted on either.
    i think im leaning more towards .net just because from what ive been reading its a much more solid framework (as you said) and thats what im looking for in the long term.

    time to go out and look for some .net books to stock up on :rofl:
     
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    well, we're using cold fusion and MySQL for the structure of all of our sites (close to 40 sites all intertwined). Little bit of PHP for some functions (none I've run across yet). Starting to integrate some flex for administrative function.
     
  16. burn__

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    ive never even touched cold fusion, so the learning curve to start from absolutely nothing would put the project too far behind schedule :wtc:
     
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    cold fusion is a fucktard solution. don't get sucked into it!
     
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    I kinda doubt that. :o

    But cool.
     
  19. jdw

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    :hsd:

    it works.. that's the only opinion I can give on it right now. It's taken some getting used to - might have been easier if I wasn't trying to translate someone else's methodology of coding as well in the process. It's supposed to be very straight forward and easy to code with - seems like it'd be the programming elitists that wouldn't like it.
     

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