Active Server Pages is Microsoft's server side scripting language for dynamic page creation. ASP is typically used in Microsoft driven Web solutions served by Internet Information Server (IIS) and hosted on a Microsoft platform.
PHP is an Open Source HTML embedded scripting language that was designed for rapid development of dynamically driven Web sites and is available on a variety of platforms.
MySQL is the logical database counterpart to PHP. MySQL is designed for speed and reliability in heavy load use and is currently the most popular Open Source database on the internet. Customers such as Yahoo! Finance, MP3.com, Motorola, NASA, Silicon Graphics, and Texas Instruments use MySQL in mission-critical applications.
Macromedia Flash is a multimedia development tool designed specifically to deliver amazing visual and conceptual results without a significant file size.
Vector based graphics make Flash movies resolution independent. The Actionscriping component to Flash allows developers to enhance the movie experience with an added level of functionality and control.
Another relational database, Oracle is one of the biggest names in the realm of Web databases. Oracle was designed to be a very stable and scalable database solution for heavy transaction Web sites and offers powerful DBA administration and scripting abilities.
XML is a tag-based markup language that offers a common ground for exchanging data between a diverse populous of systems and platforms.