View Full Version : jumping right in

03-09-2004, 12:16 AM
Say im jumping right into all this online coding and stuff, (help im drowning) yeah well im looking for a place that can define what all this stuff is (mysql,php,asp,xml, whatever) and tell me its advantages and disadvatages of using each and how to get started using them.

thanks in advance!

03-09-2004, 12:57 AM
You won't want to start with that stuff.

You need to learn HTML first. There are loads of good tutorials on the web.

03-09-2004, 01:24 AM
i got html, but i at least wanna know WHAT all this other crap is with a simple definition, and mebbe a little bit of how to use it

03-09-2004, 03:14 AM
Well all this 'crap' is actually probaly what will make people call you a 'genious' with. With a serverside language like asp or php you can create somethin like this forum, a guestbook, a hit coutner, a cms, a web hosting company plus billions of other stuff.

03-09-2004, 03:35 AM
umm yeah but does anyone have a good defintion site with all this stuff on it? everything listed here with a little definitions and some advantages and disadvantages.

03-09-2004, 03:40 AM
Ok, as you've given us nothing to help you with.... what serverside language does your host support? If it supports php, then we'll go with php... if it supports asp, then we'll go with that, etc

03-09-2004, 04:03 AM
what if i said.... all of them :) not joking here

-Advanced Hosting Features -
ASP (Version 3.0)
ASP.NET (Version 1.1)
Cold Fusion (Version 5.0 ENT)
PHP (Version 4.3.3)
Perl CGI (Version 5 ActiveState)
FrontPage (Version 98/2000/2002)
(SSI) Server Side Includes

-Database Hosting Features -
ODBC Data Sources (DSN)
MyODBC Data Sources (DSN)
DSN Less Connections
MS Access & Excel Databases
MS SQL Server Databases
MySQL Server Databases
SQL Web Management

simple defintion of all that stuff and its advantages and desadvantages of using it would be nice..

Len Whistler
03-09-2004, 06:43 AM
Niosis....Teach yourself the following in that order.


This will get you very far when it comes to websites.

Leonard Whistler

03-10-2004, 02:11 AM
well i planned on teaching myself but i was looking for a simple definition of each and advantages & desadvantages of using each

Len Whistler
03-10-2004, 02:21 AM
Get a book and read.