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Easiest language to pick up for writing website apps

by d1430 / September 17, 2012 1:13 PM PDT

I have an idea for a calculator type program. I have very basic experience with programming but I am willing to learn. What is the easiest language to pick up for writing an online app with UI of course?

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PHP or Rails
by Sovereign Forum moderator / September 17, 2012 11:46 PM PDT

is pretty easy to pick up, but for a calculator program you might also want to take a look at jQuery.


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by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / September 17, 2012 11:49 PM PDT
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Javascript, jQuery, CSS, and HTML for the calculator.
by Khanalabhi / November 15, 2012 2:09 PM PST

PHP is easy for programmers that are used to C style syntax. If that doesn't mean anything to you, you sir are free to choose. However, PHP is for serverside programming. A calculator can be implemented rather easily using javascript on the client side. Especially with css and jQuery for UI, it's very simple. Unless your app, say needs to store information on your server (very loosely speaking), you will not need PHP.

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by deepsou / February 12, 2013 2:29 PM PST

PHP is easy and commonly used programming language specially used for web development

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by kennymoss / February 25, 2013 5:44 PM PST
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php is the easiest language for the web. its open source and free to use. all you need to do is download xampp and start developing your website. also it is faster than many languages and less complicated to learn. It also has many cms (content management systems) and MVC frameworks based on it. so once you learn you can progress to more sophisticated way of creating websites.

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