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#1 Winter Flower

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Posted 29 August 2007 - 10:05 PM

By language I mean any programming or markup language.

I started out with HTML and some really basic CSS when I was still in high school. Later on, I started to learn Javascript when I was trying to make the website for the company I was working on at the time (mind you, designing the website had nothing to do with my job lol >_<).

After I started to do some freelance work on my free time, I started to learn PHP and Actionscript. I don't really remember when or why, but I also learned a bit of C++, C# and Java for some reason o.o

I think I'm pretty proficient in HTML, CSS, Javascript and PHP by now, and currently, I'm just polishing up my C#.
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Posted 29 August 2007 - 11:04 PM

My HTML and CSS is pretty fluent, PHP is quite usable in common situations, but I still need to figure out how to perform various tasks, such as the tree forum I told you about. ;P

I'm thinking of learning JS and AJAX next, to improve (and not overkill) usability for my site.
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Posted 30 August 2007 - 05:21 AM

I'm comfortable in several programming languages: C++, java, python, shell. I should probably learn perl at some point though.

For what I do (very little), my HTML is sufficient, although I don't know any CSS, but I wouldn't say I'm proficient with it. I know enough PHP to be able to simply look at a command reference to pull out what I need, but I need work on MySQL queries. I'm getting better, but I still need work.

I also use LaTeX, a math typesetting program, and Asymptote, a vector graphics language. I consider myself to be good in both of them.

So currently, I'm working on writing some PHP stuff, so I guess I'm working on PHP.

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Posted 30 August 2007 - 07:04 AM

I know a good enough amount of HTML and Actionscript, and also know a bit of C++ from last year. I can kinda manage with CSS, JS, and PHP by looks, though when I have free time, I might look more into it. In addition, I actually have a class on databases this year, so I'll be learning a bit of those.

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Posted 30 August 2007 - 07:40 AM

Oh yeah, how I could I forget SQL? I know the basic CRUD operations, joins and a few optimization rules, but I haven't got too much into other things like constraints and procedures.

Another language I remembered I had to touch on was Ruby, when I was doing writing some automated test scripts. I'd say it's a fairly easy language if you have done programming before, and a lot of people are using Ruby on Rails nowadays.
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Posted 30 August 2007 - 08:14 AM

Im alright in HTML and Im learning some CSS really. JavaScript isn' really learning perse...Im just copy and pasting it lol.

Once I've finished up learning all the tadbits in HTML and CSS Im going to start learning some PHP.

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Posted 30 August 2007 - 11:30 AM

HTML/XHTML and CSS are the only things I really know. XHTML is cleaner and more precise than HTML imo, so I use it more (when I'm not lazy ;P).

I'm better with CSS, because it's pretty necessary for the simplistic things I do. Only know a small amount of PHP that are just used to make life easier.

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Posted 30 August 2007 - 12:23 PM

I know some HTML, I know the basics and how to code a layout, I don't really feel like learning much more. Though I wish I knew more. mush1a.gif
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Posted 30 August 2007 - 03:50 PM

Ahhh, Omega. I suggest you learn CSS with that. Coding layouts in HTML is fail. ;[
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#10 Winter Flower

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Posted 30 August 2007 - 04:12 PM

^ You mean table-based layouts in HTML, right? o.o
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Posted 30 August 2007 - 04:24 PM

Nah, I'm not just referring to that. I was mostly referring to laying out in HTML rather than in CSS, with a bunch of deprecated div properties, font tags and such.
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Posted 30 August 2007 - 04:44 PM

Oh yeah, font tags, *reminisces. I remember when they were teaching me that in school and I was like "uh you know this stuff is deprecated, right?" >_>;

But still, it's kinda hard to build websites without HTML mush1k.gif
I guess you could serve pure XML, but a certain browser from Microsoft doesn't like it too much.
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Posted 30 August 2007 - 05:05 PM

Good thing there's a PHP script that can serve pure XML as HTML to that certain Microsoft browser so it can read it. ;]
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Posted 07 September 2007 - 05:35 PM

I know PHP very well, basic C++, basic java, I know quite a bit of javascript, quite a bit of CSS and a lot of HTML.

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Posted 10 September 2007 - 04:48 AM

Well I'm pretty good at Html... nothing much more to learn. Same goes with CSS. I'm still learning PHP (Php includes <3) and maybe MySql in the near future. :] lol

edit. I also know a bit of action script.

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Posted 10 September 2007 - 01:56 PM

Emiilicious, MySQL is extremely useful if you want to build sites that involve storing user inputted data, such as forums, guestbooks, comments and the like.

I suggest you learn PHP and MySQL at the same time. mush1o.gif
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Posted 10 September 2007 - 02:12 PM

Just fyi, SQL is the language; MySQL, MSSQL, Oracle, SQLite, etc are providers.
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Posted 10 September 2007 - 04:55 PM

MySQL is a variant of the SQL language, each provider has its own minute differences, and MySQL is the most popular SQL database engine.
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Posted 10 September 2007 - 07:35 PM

Indeed each provider has some additions to their engines, but they are not standard.

MySQL-specific additions are analogous to browser specific CSS (like word-wrap or -moz-opacity) or HTML (like <embed> or <xml>). Sure they conform with the language syntax, but they are not defined in the standards that govern each language. Also the differences between providers aren't exactly minute. Comparing SQLite to Oracle is like comparing a Lego car to a NASA rocket, and even then, there are times when I'd pick SQLite without doubt.

There's actually quite a lot of debate on whether it's better to be abstract and conform to standards, or if it's better to specialize and use engine-specific features when it comes to SQL, but in a nutshell, those who build frameworks benefit from standards, and those with established infrastructures benefit from specialization.

In any case, MySQL is still in the maturing stage, but it's still a good choice for learning SQL.
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Posted 07 October 2007 - 01:30 PM

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Ehh, I've been trying to learn C++, Java, HTML, and PHP. It's not going too well though. I don't know what I should start with or even how to start wacko2.gif

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