21
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4answers
3k views

Choosing a Programming Language Systematically [closed]

I am looking for a methodology for choosing a language. I am not asking for opinions about languages. I have been tasked with the process of comparing our shop's current language with others that are ...
0
votes
3answers
230 views

How should I “dig deeper” as a web developer? [closed]

I am currently a full-stack web developer working mainly in Ruby/Rails/Javascript. The languages I use on a daily basis (ruby, css, javascript, php) are great, but they are very dynamic, high level ...
-1
votes
2answers
503 views

Getting help in programming while holding the reins tightly [closed]

I am starting an Internet business. Basically the most important part, the part that is making me actual money is still missing. I tried to deal with those issues several times but I always get ...
9
votes
6answers
3k views

Web Developer and Math [duplicate]

I have just learned HTML/CSS and I practice everything I read to make it more understandable to me and I really enjoy it. My goal is to be a Modern Web Developer both front and back-end, so I won't ...
-1
votes
1answer
241 views

Is the Javascript bet a loser or a winner one? [closed]

Recently I had the the sensation that the world is trying to port every existing application in HTML5. The proliferation of Javascript API meant to cover almost every programmer's need is the tangible ...
10
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3answers
2k views

Are there any statically-typed Web scripting languages?

There seems to be two major ways to set up a web server backend. You can use a LAMP stack, with the server-side code in something like PHP or Python (or Ruby or JavaScript, which don't start with a ...
1
vote
2answers
515 views

How do I add restrictions for users to sign up before they can access web site?

How do I get my webpage not to go back when they hit the back button and are logged out ? how can I add a web page to be blocked like FACEBOOK doesn't let you get into their site with out having a ...
3
votes
1answer
234 views

How is the DOM language independent?

Quoting from Wikipedia The Document Object Model (DOM) is a cross-platform and language-independent convention for representing and interacting with objects in HTML, XHTML and XML documents. and ...
2
votes
1answer
261 views

Expanding existing DVCS Wiki [closed]

A portion of my job is to maintain technical documentation for a rapidly expanding manufacturing company. Because it is only a portion of my job and the company's product line is expanding so ...
0
votes
7answers
1k views

What should one consider in choosing a language for web application development? [closed]

To begin with, this isn't a question about which language one should choose :) We're considering a language switch as our general direction is changing from content-driven web sites to ...
4
votes
3answers
556 views

What was the first server-side language [closed]

I was thinking about different server-side languages and this question immediately cropped up in my mind. What was the first server-side programming language using which websites were being created? ...
133
votes
26answers
13k views

Is constantly looking for code examples a sign of a bad developer?

I am a CS student with several years of experience in C and C++, and for the last few years I've been constantly working with Java/Objective C doing app development and now I have switched to web ...
4
votes
3answers
572 views

How to write functionally in a web framework

I love Rich Hickey, Clojure and Haskell and I get it when he talks about functions and the unreliability of side-effecting code. However I work in an environment where nearly all the functions I ...
-2
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5answers
5k views

How to choose the right web development language for my app without much programming experience? [closed]

I have my own idea for a web application, and I am not a programmer. The application will work similar to Facebook and Twitter, profiles and feeds. I have learned some computer science theory, all ...
12
votes
6answers
3k views

Should I learn Javascript before Coffeescript?

I'm a reasonably experienced programmer trying to learn web developement. I'm trying to develop a client-side web application which uses svg or canvas for graphics. I've decided I'd like to write ...
1
vote
4answers
441 views

Learning PHP with a Rails/Django/Lift background

While I have been at university studying a CS degree I have been picking up web development on the side. As I started in the last couple of years, I have mainly been using Rack/Ruby based frameworks ...
11
votes
9answers
560 views

How do you design code?

Even though I work as a programmer, I've never actually been trained as one. Everything I know is self-taught. As part of my continual process of self-improvement, I want to develop better ...
3
votes
1answer
159 views

Suggestion needed to create a website that makes podcasts

I going to create a project that has the following features: Create Audio and Video Podcast Create & Browse Podcast Hoster's Profile Manage Hoster's Profile ( add podcast , remove podcast , ...
3
votes
7answers
1k views

Functional programming language for web development [closed]

I want to choose to learn a functional programming language, it should fulfill the criteria: Open source, static typed & fully object-oriented too. Must has web framework because it's for web ...
1
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1answer
2k views

Looking for web languages performance comparison [closed]

Not to long ago I was here on stack overflow and saw this great diagram of programming languages performance comparison, and now I can't find it... Does anyone have a similar comparison? The two I'm ...
14
votes
8answers
869 views

What are good dynamics that can improve learning in a web programming course?

At my company we are starting a course for free that will cover 4 modules (HTML / CSS and W3C Standards, Javascript and jQuery, PHP, MySQL) during 7 months. The main goal is to be able to train new ...
3
votes
8answers
8k views

Why might an ASP.Net website load slowly?

Anecdotally, I've visited many .aspx website that require a significant amount of load time for each page. Is my experience unique? If not, why might an ASP.Net website load slowly?
3
votes
4answers
7k views

What do you need to know before you build something like Facebook / Twitter / YouTube? [closed]

Of course you will need a programming language! But what other things that you should know before you build your first steps for a large website which will be for the community! What else do you ...
4
votes
3answers
407 views

Does the programming language or database you use have any effect on the selling of your site?

I was just wondering if the programming language or database you use has any effect on selling your site to another company? I mean is it easier to sell PHP site than other language? How about ...
3
votes
2answers
3k views

Best Programming Language for Web Development [duplicate]

I am a Web Developer in PHP, and also know Javascript and some bit of CSS which is needed for web development. I use Symfony framework to build Websites and Web Application. As now i want to learn new ...
7
votes
7answers
2k views

What server-side language(s) should be used for user-created information sites such as Facebook, SE, Blogs, etc.?

What server-side language(s) should be used for user-created information sites such as Facebook, SE, Blogs, etc.?
13
votes
7answers
7k views

Confused about ASP.NET Ajax, jQuery and JavaScript [closed]

Yesterday, I read couple of chapters on ASP.NET Ajax and jQuery from my ASP.NET 4 book and I found those frameworks pretty interesting and decide to learn more about them. Today, I borrowed some ...
10
votes
7answers
263 views

Selecting the (right?) technology and environment

We are two developers on the edge of starting new web product development. We are both fans of lean start-up approach and would like to practice continuous deployment. Here comes the dilemma - we ...
4
votes
2answers
479 views

Developing With Ruby/Rails Easier, Faster Than Developing With PHP/CakePHP?

What is your experience when developing web applications using one of these two languages/frameworks? Which have you found to be more convenient and faster to develop with?
2
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1answer
204 views

Developing a team of programmers

So, I have a web application that I need to build. The application will be done in a LAMP environment. I'm being given the resources to bring in 2 other programmers to work on my team. I have team ...
41
votes
7answers
43k views

How do I learn Python from zero to web development? [closed]

I am looking into learning Python for web development. Assuming I already have some basic web development experience with Java (JSP/Servlets), I'm already familiar with web design (HTML, CSS, JS), ...