7 Replies Latest reply on Feb 20, 2014 11:40 PM by UlyssesOfEpirus

    Easy to learn server-side language?

    UlyssesOfEpirus Hot Shot

      Coming from a C and C++ background, with a little SQL at university, I was wanting to move to web development and implement an idea of mine for evaluating movies. In a nutshell, the idea is this: produce a score for each movie by only taking into account opinions of people of your age and psychological profile, as derived from a questionaire. Or a score derived from the opinions they have given about other movies: the more match there is with your opinions about those movies, the higher the coefficient for their opinion in the production of the movie score.

       

      What's the easiest way to implement this, what language is the easiest to learn?

        • 1. Re: Easy to learn server-side language?
          WoodyZ Guru

          This really has nothing to do with VMware Workstation per se and it is a question better suited for Google or sites centric to programming.

          • 2. Re: Easy to learn server-side language?
            Drewdin Novice

            I agree with woodyz but i would try to learn PHP, i didnt go to school for programming but i picked it up pretty quick with a good book.

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            • 3. Re: Easy to learn server-side language?
              UlyssesOfEpirus Hot Shot

              Which book was that?

              • 4. Re: Easy to learn server-side language?
                WoodyZ Guru

                Almost three and a half years later you're finally getting around to this!?

                 

                Over the years I've lost count of the number of languages I've programmed in however one constant has been that no one resource is adequate and it was not unusual for me to have several if not more books on any given language that I was programing in.  Different authors have there own style and some cover different aspects of the language more then others etc. and much can be learned by using multiple resources.

                 

                There are plenty of publishers that provide a sample look at the contents of a book for one to see if they like the style and feel it might be more conducive to ones own learning then another book may be.

                • 5. Re: Easy to learn server-side language?
                  UlyssesOfEpirus Hot Shot

                  Drewdin seems to have found a particularly good one.

                   

                  It is much more productive to model other people's successes.

                  • 6. Re: Easy to learn server-side language?
                    WoodyZ Guru

                    Drewdin seems to have found a particularly good one.

                     

                    That's a subjective statement at best!   Your OP and initial replies were on Oct 18, 2010 and at that time PHP was at the 5.3.x release and the current stable release is 5.5.9 (and the 5.6.0alpha2 was released a week ago).  There have been changes both additions to and removal of functions between those releases and obviously the book Drewdin read was on PHP 5.3 or earlier and as such I would opt to read a book based on the most current stable release version PHP 5.5 if I was just starting to learn PHP. So IMO it's somewhat irrelevant what Drewdin read almost three and a half years ago.

                     

                    It is much more productive to model other people's successes.

                     

                    While that might be considered a nice axiom nonetheless IMO it is not necessarily applicable to everything.  Now if Drewdin was the author of the book, well I might look at it differently!

                     

                    BTW He hasn't posted anything in almost three years, so he may not even be getting notifications anymore.

                    • 7. Re: Easy to learn server-side language?
                      UlyssesOfEpirus Hot Shot

                      Alright, I have sent him a personal message.

                       

                      So you're into PHP development too currently?