PHP or ASP.NET – Which Should you Learn for a Better Career?
February 11, 2014
When it comes to learning a programming language to build career in the software development sector, there are three major choices one can look out for – ASP.NET, PHP and Java. While java remains the choice of few because of its complex nature and difficulty in learning, PHP and ASP.NET remain the most preferred programming languages for learning. It’s easy learning PHP or ASP.NET and moreover the job markets of both the sectors are pretty good offering several career and job opportunities to the individuals.
However the question that arises in front of every novice learner is to what to learn for better career – ASP.NET or PHP. When enquired about this one is certain to get number of answers as everyone has got a different opinion or an own choice for selecting PHP or ASP.NET as a career option.
While some are of opinion that PHP is much better option because of its platform independency, ease of deployment and availability of resources for problem-solving etc. Many of them also consider that ASP.NET is a good learning choice for its much easier platform with a strong framework support that has got in-built libraries, better UI controls and debugging functionality for sure.
Talking about PHP, this open-source programming language provides a cost effective way of building dynamic websites. It supports free databases, supporting tools and even OS for free and hence is a cheaper platform for those looking to build dynamic websites. There is good demand for PHP in the market and hence the need for PHP developers is higher.
However when it comes to choosing a career and if one needs to make a choice between PHP and the other software development platforms, many of them end up taking .NET, Java or so. The reason is they are unaware of the job market for PHP learned individuals these days.
Many of them are of a notion that PHP is in demand only in few regions of India. They think PHP developers cannot get jobs on a global basis. But this is not true at all. There is good demand for PHP developers across the globe today. Hence you can definitely choose for a career in PHP in order to build a good future in software development. The market is full of awesome opportunities for those who are looking to build career in PHP.
Having said that i do not even neglect ASP.NET for career. DOT NET being a complete framework, it is used for many more things than just building simple web-sites. It is usually a choice of those businesses having a better budget and much more requirements than just building ordinary websites.
With ASP.NET programming language and .NET framework one can build different sorts of applications for various use and hence many of the firms offering software development offer ASP.NET development services and there by create a good hike for the .NET developers in the job market.
So both of them do have their credits to add-on and hence are good career choices for selection. It depends totally upon you to make a career choice between these. It is the matter of how much you are interested in the technology and which of them is more convenient to learn for you. In case you are unable to make a choice a better option always is to take an expert advice before making the career decision.