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Problems of using an unpopular programming language for web?

Discussion in 'Programming' started by Awareness99, Jul 11, 2013.

  1. #1
    I am a C/C++ fan(or fanatic) and I think about web developing using
    them.There are some web frameworks for C++ like Wt,Treefrog,CppCms,C++
    Server Pages.But unfortunately,seems like they are not popular.
    I think about using C++ with Cgi,but this is not looking a popular way
    too.I think about writing Apache modules in C,but I have doubts about
    it's popularity.

    The problems with being not so popular are:
    1-Finding tutorials on web is not possible or there are very few.
    2-Let's say that I create a web site using one of them,then I want to
    sell my website.The problem I see is,it seems like not possible to sell
    the website because the person who will buy the website will have to have
    web programmers who know developing with the unpopular C++
    framework,unpopular C++ cgi.or unpopular Apache modules in C(I am not sure
    if it's really unpopular).
    3-If one day I decide to create a large website and want to have a group
    of web programmers to develop further,it would be unlikely to find web
    programmers who know these unpopular frameworks,cgi,apache c mods.

    If there are errors in my thoughts please correct me,or if you have a
    good solution for these tell me.But please don't recommend me other
    programming/scripting languages.
    Awareness99, Jul 11, 2013 IP
  2. SE-Go

    SE-Go Member Premium Member

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    I agree with your assessment. You have to decide why you are doing the development. If it is for business purposes, then you must choose something that is commercially "popular". It isn't just when you sell the product or hire programmers that the issue of the platform comes into play. It is also possible (and probably likely) that the less popular frameworks will fade into obscurity in the next few months and years. And, they won't be supported on the new hardware platforms.

    Of course, it's always possible that something you choose will become wildly popular and you will be on the leading (probably bleeding) edge of development. But only if you are very lucky.

    I sense from your message that you know you should use something more commercially viable or you wouldn't have posted the message.

    Learn a new "popular" development environment. In the long run, you will be glad you did. Or ... if you just want to do your projects for fun ... do it with C++.
    SE-Go, Jul 11, 2013 IP
  3. pro2sell

    pro2sell Active Member

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    I'm using RAD Studio XE and on FireMonkey FM3 Application Platform it's crazy what you're able to do.
    Even 3D is as simple as making a cup of coffee. I don't know if you're already familar with it, but check this out: http://www.embarcadero.com/products/rad-studio/whats-new

    HTH
    pro2sell, Jul 12, 2013 IP
  4. Willief

    Willief Greenhorn

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    A big part of C/C++ is memory management and that's something you don't want to worry about with web development. Besides that, it doesn't really matter what language you choose. However, there are some really easy things possible with PHP, such as converting HTML tags to HTML codes, regular expressions or sending emails. Things that are easy in PHP but more difficult in C
    Willief, Jul 12, 2013 IP
  5. Awareness99

    Awareness99 Peon

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    Thanks for your answers.

    I know RAD Studio and heard Firemonkey but I didn't hear FireMonkey FM3 Application Platform,I will look at it.
    Awareness99, Jul 12, 2013 IP
  6. pro2sell

    pro2sell Active Member

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    give it a try :cool:
    pro2sell, Jul 12, 2013 IP