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    Hello,

    I've recently relearnt HTML (cos of HTML4.01 & standard etcs). I also know JavaScript averagely well and ASP quite well.

    I'm undecided in which language I should learn to expand my knowledge. I was thinking of XML/XHTML, but am also thinking about Java.

    Which one do you think and why?

    I just need advice on advantages on the language you prefer and how it would benefit me.

    Should I learn about Flash?

    I look forward to any replies
    Thanks

    Mark MacInnes

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    Mark MacInnes,

    Welcome! <IMG src=http://www.abestweb.com/smilies/welcome.gif>

    It all depends on what your plans are with the acquired knowledge ... more input needed.

    Haiko

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    I just want to have a better knowledge, either by expanding by using a new language or learning more about the ones i already know.

    Basically, my qu is should i expand on what i know or learn a new language?

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    ABW Founder Haiko de Poel, Jr.'s Avatar
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    Marc,

    IMHO, PHP, MySQL and XHTML that is what all seems to be builing on.

    Haiko

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    Take a look at Zope. Your can experiment for free at FreeZope.org. If you've outgrown php and asp this seems like a direction you might be interested.

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    It's all depend.
    If you are a student who is looking for a job in the near future, then you probably better of learning other languages (even if you know little bit of everything).

    If you have been working for quite some time....then you decide what you want and learn it.

    Java is not hard to learn, it's the same concept as C++. But you have to know all of the functions in order to be effective.

    I'm not really sure about XML since I don't know it. I'm trying to find some time to learn this too.

    * or if you are into the programming, try learning about DCOM/CORBA technology....
    but I'm not sure that this is easy to learn.

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    I would suggest PHP as people say that it is a really good language. Of course, don't forget to look into ASP.NET. It may be very similar to ASP but it sure is different and I think it will make it big later on. [img]/infopop/emoticons/icon_wink.gif[/img]

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    Perl and flash are 2 very good things to learn, flash is more of a graphics type of applications but does have action scripts, perl on the other hand is most widly accepted over all for many applications.

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    Hi,

    What to learn depends on what you want to do with your site. I would not recomend learning XML. XML is realy not a programing language it is more a way to exchange data between websites, if you plan on displaying content from one website on your website learning XML would be a smart thing to do.

    I think what would benefit you most would be to learn some Server Side Scripting language (script runs on server) few of thoose are: JSP (java server pages), ASP (active server pages), PHP (don't know what that stands for) and perl.

    Wich one you choose to learn dosen't realy matter they all can do pritty much the same. It realy depends on your web host wich one you should learn. If your site runs on Win 2000 you should learn ASP but if your runs on Linux/unix your should learn PHP, perl

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    <BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>PHP (don't know what that stands for) <HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

    I remember being told PHP stood for Personal Home Page because PHP was originally written to display the authors online resume and he continued to add fuctions so he could track what they clicked on. Now PHP.net says it means something else (I think a bunch of tecno jargon so business types like it)

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    Java on the way out?

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