What are the programming languages i need to learn for web development?
I am doing a diploma in animation and graphic designing. However i would like to pursue a career in web development. I would like to know what are the programming languages required, specially for a job abroad. M also studying final year B.Com. So will soon be a graduate
Web development is a very diverse IT field. I have been programming with both Linux and Microsoft technologies for a decade, and here’s my opinion
Once you’ve learned the basics, you can move to more dynamic server-side languages that also generate HTML. Some of the more popular interpretive ones are ColdFusion, PHP, JSP, and ASP, or you can choose compiled languages such as .Net (C#.Net, VB.Net).
Once you’ve gotten the concept of server side development, you can start looking into relational database design and development. Some of the more popular ones are MSSQL, MySQL, and Oracle.
That should give you a well rounded set of skills to handle any conceivable project.
Although there are many combination you can learn, below are some of the more popular language + database combinations:
ASP + MSSQL
.Net + MSSQL
.Net + Oracle
PHP + MySQL
JSP + Oracle
I would suggest that you keep an open mind, and not be sucked into the anti-Microsoft or pro-Microsoft arguments out there. Those people are just trying to force their opinions on others. Try each one out at least once, then decide on which you’re comfortable with. Remember, programming skills have little to do with the language used, so don’t lock yourself into just one.