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RE: [OWASP-GUIDE] Question concerning usage of languages for webapps
From: "Imperva Application Defense Center" <adc () imperva com>
Date: Mon, 17 May 2004 10:09:57 +0200

There are 3 ways to do web applications (of course there are more, but
we can break 
things down to 3 types. Or better 4 but Client Side Scripting is not
really an option 
for a complete Web Application...):

- Scripting (ASP, PHP, Perl, ...)
- Enhanced Applications (C, ... via CGI or something equal)
- Frameworks (Java, .NET)

In my opinion, you should consider adding a 4th one, which is a Content
Infrastructure software, such as Vignette. Although sharing a lot of
common practices with Scripting and/or Frameworks, Content
Infrastructures have some unique characteristics. They are aimed at
allowing you to create 'standard' web apps in relatively short time, and
have a lot of already written components which mostly require
customization.

Ofer.


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