Python/Perl/PHP versus Java
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Mar17-05, 08:28 PM
If you wanted to do anything multi-threaded, or distributed, Java makes it pretty easy.
I have not found Java servlets to be that cumbersome. I haven't tried the J2EE/Struts stuff.
PHP is good for doing simple things - but becomes a pain for large, complex projects because it is untyped.
Last time I tried Python, their DB support wasn't up to snuff, at least for the DBs I was using - PostgresSQL and MySQL(yeah I know - yuck)
Perl and Java both have the best DBCs. Even moreso, Java's DBC support is more optimized for higher-end databases like Oracle or Sybase.