On Dec 10, 3:35 pm, [email protected] wrote:
Ruby, Ajax, Flex, CSS/HTML/PHP/ASP…
I understand these are programming languages that are used to design
database rich websites… however, are these all mutually exclusive?
Your understanding is, unfortunately, incorrect.
HTML is the markup for a single web page. It describes the content
(and to some extent its visual style).
CSS is a markup for a single page, set of pages, or entire site. It
describes how content should be visually presented.
(running on the web browser of the host machine) to communicate with a
web server, and (often) to modify the HTML page dynamically in turn.
receiving dynamic responses from some server-side technology.
PHP is a server-side language for dynamically generating content.
ASP is a server-side technology from Microsoft for dynamically
generating content. While it’s often used to describe using VBScript
to program ASP, you can also use other languages, such as JScript.
Ruby is a general purpose programming language. You likely are
confusing the word “Ruby” with “Ruby on Rails”, which is a server-side
framework for developing dynamic websites using the Ruby language.
Rails, or just “Rails”, has some convenient libraries it supplies for
using AJAX style communication if you don’t know how to - or don’t
I don’t know enough about “Flex” to speak intelligently about it.
Instead, I link you to http://www.adobe.com/products/flex/ for more
Is there a book recommend that gives a broad look at the current state
of internet programming… which is best for what, etc?
There are probably very, very many. I don’t know of any to recommend.
I recommend you read a lot of free tutorials on web sites.