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babycute
07-10-2007, 09:37 AM
I'm interested in learning about web development and would like to know which are the best technologies to learn. ASP, PHP, HTML, XHTML, CSS, .NET, JavaScript, Java, other?


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Asynchronous JavaScript and XML

Kor
07-10-2007, 10:38 AM
Client-side:
HTML (XHTML) - the content language
CSS - the presentation language
Javascript (DOM, JSON) - the behavior language
XML - the universal data transfer language
AJAX - the asynchronous technique of data request

Server-side
PHP (or ASP, .NET, Java... whichever)

The advantage of PHP is that it is a free language and works very well along another freeware Data Base platform mySQL

babycute
07-19-2007, 04:41 PM
HTML (XHTML) - the content language - TCL
CSS - the presentation language - TPL
Javascript (DOM, JSON) - the behavior language - TBL
XML - the universal data transfer language - TUDTL
AJAX - the asynchronous technique of data request - TATODR

Thats it!

rnd me
07-20-2007, 06:34 AM
i think the quickest results would come from concentrating on javascript.

it can be a remote control for all of the above, and it has a very bright future. (E4X, JS2, iPhones, ...)

-$0.02

babycute
08-02-2007, 04:01 PM
it can be a remote control for all of the above, and it has a very bright future.

Oh I see!

babycute
08-25-2007, 12:00 PM
i think the quickest results would come from concentrating on javascript.

it can be a remote control for all of the above, and it has a very bright future. (E4X, JS2, iPhones, ...)

-$0.02

Oh thanks for your suggestion! How about AJAX technology?

name _F1
08-25-2007, 12:04 PM
AJAX is a subsection of Javascript; you will learn how to use it very quickly once you understand Javascript. However, AJAX isn't much use without the knowledge of a server-side language such as PHP.

Kor
08-25-2007, 03:52 PM
AJAX is a subsection of Javascript; you will learn how to use it very quickly once you understand Javascript. However, AJAX isn't much use without the knowledge of a server-side language such as PHP.
Ajax is not a subsection of Javascript. Ajax is a technique, not a language. Ajax is a technique to send a request to an XML file or to a DB (via a server-side application). It uses: 1. a special browsers request object (ActiveX - for IE5, IE6; XMLHttpRequest object for the rest of modern browsers - Opera, Moz, IE7...), 2. a client side language (Javascript) and, if necessary, 3. a transfer markup language (XML).

pa007
08-25-2007, 04:16 PM
Likewise you won't get far with many of these languages, technologies or methodologies if you don't know how to knit them into the HTML. No webpage can exist without HTML, you would do well to develop your knowledge of them all but specialise in only one. Start with HTML though, you'll need it no matter what you do, even if you are working in a team and you are just adding JS functionality your (and you colleague's) knowledge of other technologies is what will make things go smoothly. All members of a team should be sympathetic to the others and take the technical limitations of the different 'tools' into account.

So learn a bit about them all, is what I'm saying.

Pete. :)

Kor
08-25-2007, 04:32 PM
Likewise you won't get far with many of these languages, technologies or methodologies if you don't know how to knit them into the HTML. No webpage can exist without HTML, you would do well to develop your knowledge of them all but specialise in only one. Start with HTML though, you'll need it no matter what you do, even if you are working in a team and you are just adding JS functionality your (and you colleague's) knowledge of other technologies is what will make things go smoothly. All members of a team should be sympathetic to the others and take the technical limitations of the different 'tools' into account.

So learn a bit about them all, is what I'm saying.

Pete. :)
One who knows nothing about HTML has nothing to be here for. I have my own reasons to suspect babycute, who started this thread, of trying to promote his/her signature by pretending to put a "wise" question, but we let this thread, as the answers could be useful
...:cool:

So that, yes, of course, one must start with HTML, that is obvious. :)

nikos101
10-24-2007, 10:17 PM
E4X seems particularly cool.



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