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  • # November 5, 2012 at 1:26 am

    I’ve been a web developer for a couple years now. I think I know about as much HTML and CSS as I’ll ever need to know. At least for a while. I know there are always more CSS and HTML developments. And my Javascript is passable, I always find a way to do what I need. Same with PHP.

    But now I want to look into more advanced things, like Python, Java, or C++. How do you have these technologies interact with a website? What are things done with them? Any standards uses?

    Any info would be helpful before I start going on a Google-spree.

    # November 5, 2012 at 2:36 am

    I would suggest that it’s probably better to become completely comfortable in PHP or JS before venturing elsewhere unless you have a specific goal in mind.

    # November 5, 2012 at 3:12 am

    PHP is very great.

    # November 5, 2012 at 5:41 am

    I think I know about as much HTML and CSS as I’ll ever need to know

    This is a pretty bold statement (even when you consider “at least for a while”). :)

    # November 5, 2012 at 3:29 pm

    @thedoc, I’m still learning, but I’d like to broaden my learning by at least being farmiliar with other technologies.

    @Chandra, I know (even though PHP has some issues).

    @senff, I only say that because I can HTML/CSS pretty much any site that I need to at work. There is always little CSS things I discover from time to time and of course there’s the new HTML5 elements that I’m still learning.

    # November 5, 2012 at 3:32 pm

    I guess my point is… why bother knowing a tiny bit of a lot of languages/technologies when you can master a few that can get the majority of things done. Unless you plan on building apps, there’s no need to venture into the territories that you mentioned above, *especially* if you haven’t mastered simple programming languages like PHP and JS.

    # November 5, 2012 at 4:18 pm

    It’s not necessarily so I can build stand alone projects on my own. It’s so I can be familiar with other peoples code and communicate properly with those who right them when our goals overlap.

    # November 5, 2012 at 4:31 pm

    Unless you want to venture into software programming, I would just stick with languages that help you build amazing websites. In my opinion, stick with HTML, CSS, JavaScript, PHP, Ruby on Rails, Django, things like that.

    # November 5, 2012 at 10:07 pm

    Focus on PHP, JS, CSS, SQL and HTML. Thats all you need for just about anything spectacular on the web these days. And if you can write/read those inside and out, picking up a new language doesn’t take as long. You’ll have the concepts down, just some syntax studying and some practice.

    # November 6, 2012 at 12:21 am

    speaking purely in relation to web development, instead of learning entirely new languages why not get better than passable with javascript?

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