Re: Cold Fusion vs. Active Server Pages...

Brad Albrecht ( (no email) )
Mon, 28 Jul 1997 21:32:26 -0700

I cannot speak for Cold Fusion (but I would like to know about it), but I
can speak about ASP. If someone else can answer the CF half, I will tell
what I know about what ASP can do.

ASP will allow you to write web pages that can do several things including
access a data object on the server side. You use a scripting language
(VBScript, JavaScript, and they say others) to define your page. You can
add server variables and data to the page, then it builds the page to look
like a standard HTML page. Since the end product is a standard page, any
browser can view it. What you do to make your pages browser specific is
independent of ASP. Since ASP uses a scripting language, it takes some
time to learn. If you know VBScript, you are well on your way. It is my
understanding that CF is much easier to get going.

That's my opinion. (experience)

Brad Albrecht
Computer Innovations Online
Skagit Valleys' Premier Internet Service Provider

> From: Gregory W. Bondy <gbondy@MAELSTROM.NET>
> To:
> Subject: Cold Fusion vs. Active Server Pages...
> Date: Monday, July 28, 1997 7:54 PM
> Greetings,
> I have yet another in my constant stream of Cold Fusion Questions. :)
> Someone recently suggested to me that Micro$oft's Active Server Pages
> (ASP) component of IIS 3.0+ serves the same functionality without any
> additional cost. I've tried to track down information on ASP on the den
> iniquity that Microsoft calls a web page; but i've only gotten a couple
> paragraphs which can be more or less summed up in the words "It's cool,
> it."
> The question is... DOES ASP have the same functionality as Cold Fusion?
> Partially? Which should we invest money and development time in? Are
> there compatibility problems between browsers? Operating systems?
> Oops. That was more than one question. :) Thanks in advance for any
> suggestions or comments.
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