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Migration from ASP to PHP

Posted on 29 April 2004 by Demian Turner

Here are some links to give you a decent overview of converting ASP to PHP.  I think there are still some ASP programmers out there who are afraid to take the plunge so hopefully this will make it easier:

You’d be suprised how easy it is to convert from the former to the latter, mainly because PHP is a much richer language with a function for just about everything you need that you’d have to write by hand as an ASP coder.

There are the obvious tools like ASP2PHP, and quite a few similar projects, but it’s most likely quicker to do the job by hand.

Last year I went out to Latvia for just such a project, there were hundreds of these ASP pages in what was a huge web app, all procedural of course, my favourite, but we managed to squeeze quite a decent PHP project out of it in the end.

More helpful than any tutorial or autotranslating tool was just a simple VBscript api doc, which is easy to get once you have the right search term.

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2 Comments For This Post

  1. Robert Says:


    the above link to the linuxgazette does not bring up the article in question — and search through the entire site doesn’t find it, so maybe it was removed …

    Here is another site with a similar migration summary:

  2. Demian Turner Says:

    Robert, thanks for pointing out the expired link, I’ve updated the article a little.

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