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    Ok, so I know HTML, CSS, and a lot of PHP. I just recently started learning Javascript/jQuery. I’ve heen hesitant to use it because I’ve seen it misused so much in web dev… which I mentioned in another post. Anyway, that’s the devs’ fault, not Javascript’s.

    Anyway, in my basic understanding of the language, I can already see HUGE implications for webapps, namely UI elements.

    My question is: What CAN’T you do with HTML, CSS, Javascript/jQuery and PHP/MySQL? It would appear that if you know these four (really five languages and one library), there’s nothing on the web you CAN’T build. Sure, some people might have a preference for Ruby or Python but I think these pretty much cover everything.

    Am I wrong?


    Your pretty much right. The only thing left now is performance design patterns and best practices

    Kitty Giraudel

    I don’t think you can. Actually, you can pull some tricks with HTML (especially with `

    To get back to your initial question, I think you won’t be able to do complex application. For example, CodePen is built upon Ruby if no mistake.
    Actually, you will be able to do that, but that doesn’t mean it’s the best choice.


    >interpreted languages _[…]_ need to be translated to opcode (computer instructions) every time they are being executed, which has performance drawbacks.

    which is why there are things like [APC](
    : )


    >I want to upgrade to VPS but need to read into settings for security and performance and all. Got any good source?

    not really… did it blind my first time. (probably not recommended.)

    Check out [this](, though (good info starting at post #7). I’m going to be adding [samhain]( to my clients’ servers as I have the time.

    I _would_ recommend being comfortable with the command line (you don’t have to know it all; just the basics + installs and how to research commands) and knowing how to set up SSH.

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