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Programming Languages

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During an email exchange with a friend about the dead programming languages, I did a Google search for "hundreds of frameworks and languages" and got an unexpected result; a link to this list of computer programing language. I like Bradley's breakdown of the list into categories. Looking at that list, I felt a bit of nostalgia. I learned and wrote code in the following programming computer languages over my lifetime. Commodore BASIC (high school) Pascal Motorola 68xx assembly language (symbolic…

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Delivering a Web experience

A Fundamental Disconnect by Aaron Gustafson (aaron-gustafson.com) The fundamental problem with viewing JavaScript as the new VM is that it creates the illusion of control. Sure, if we are building an internal Web app, we might be able to dictate the OS/browser combination for all of our users and lock down their machines to prevent them from modifying those settings, but that’s not the reality on the open Web.   The fact is that we can’t absolutely rely on the…

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The Need to Code | jacquesmattheij.com

That process, the act of programming, is something that I need to do. Whether to make a living or to be fooling around with some idea, the bug is in my system and I highly doubt that it will ever leave me permanently. I can see myself taking a break, but I can't see myself ever stopping. All I'll end up doing then is to change my mode from work to play and eventually that will lead back to some…

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AJAX Toolkits

Ajaxian conducted a recent survery on Ajax toolkits/frameworks. The "winner" was Prototype ( a new one to me ) which is a Ruby-based framework. Wow! I did not realise there were so many AJAX frameworks out there! I use Sajax ( it is simple ) and have been experimenting with Backbase ( too complex for me ). PHP turns out to be the most popular server-side web development platform. Good news for me. I have been using PHP more often…

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perl.com: Using Ajax from Perl

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Using Ajax from Perl by Dominic Mitchell If you're even remotely connected to web development, you can't have failed to have heard of Ajax at some point in the last year. It probably sounded like the latest buzzword and was one of those things you stuck on the 'must read up on later' pile. While it's definitely a buzzword, it's also quite a useful one. Found this very useful article on perl.com. I've recently added some asynchronous JavaScript calls to…

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