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11/14/2016
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10 Hot Programming Languages To Build Web Apps

Websites aren't going anywhere and will continue to be part of the corporate IT infrastructure for years to come. Here are 10 languages you should know if building web apps is on your agenda.
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HTML5

 Web pages live on an HTML foundation. In 2016, there's no reason to develop in a version of HTML other than HTML5. Sure, it's still not entirely cooked from a standards perspective (though it's as complete as it needs to be from a practical perspective). Yes, browser support is still something of a mish-mash. But the functions that HTML5 brings to web development are such that you should be using it for your apps and pushing browser publishers to make their products as compatible as possible, as soon as possible.

From a multi-media perspective alone, HTML5 is going to make your life about 473% easier (that's a guess, of course). No matter the precise percentage of improvement, HTML5 makes it easier to build rich content into your site and to deploy your site in a rational manner across multiple screen sizes and device types. You want to be using HTML5. Yes, you do.

(Image: Den Rise/Shutterstock)

HTML5

Web pages live on an HTML foundation. In 2016, there's no reason to develop in a version of HTML other than HTML5. Sure, it's still not entirely cooked from a standards perspective (though it's as complete as it needs to be from a practical perspective). Yes, browser support is still something of a mish-mash. But the functions that HTML5 brings to web development are such that you should be using it for your apps and pushing browser publishers to make their products as compatible as possible, as soon as possible.

From a multi-media perspective alone, HTML5 is going to make your life about 473% easier (that's a guess, of course). No matter the precise percentage of improvement, HTML5 makes it easier to build rich content into your site and to deploy your site in a rational manner across multiple screen sizes and device types. You want to be using HTML5. Yes, you do.

(Image: Den Rise/Shutterstock)

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tcritchley07
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11/15/2016 | 9:23:49 AM
10 Web Apps Languages
Very useful as I still think in terms of 001100111010110011010  etc or assembler. I'll bet most CIOs don't know these languages exist. Reference articles like this are always more useful than illustrated flannel skirting round a subject without gripping it.

Terry Tortoise
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12/5/2016 | 12:54:46 PM
Re: 10 Web Apps Languages
You should to replace ColdFusion with C#
.osiris
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12/6/2016 | 1:13:16 AM
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And also Perl looks like pretty outdated, there is no need to learn it now.
moarsauce123
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11/20/2016 | 7:41:05 PM
Not surprised
4-10 are used to create 1-3. The first three slides should have been either omitted or be the only slides depending on how you look at it.
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11/22/2016 | 10:14:58 AM
Java's "Bare Metal" Weakness
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11/22/2016 | 10:17:24 AM
Java's "Bare Metal" Weakness
I've heard folks criticize Java because it's too "bare metal" -- preferring things like Node.js where devs practice the freedom they claim Javascript offers over Java.

Now it's being criticized because it's not close enough to the "bare metal"?  While device drivers and operating systems are not for Java, it's difficult to read that it's not "bare metal" enough for web applications.  A lot of web servers, web frameworks and various application containers are written in Java.  On top of those frameworks, developers create business functionatlity.  What's not "bare metal" enough about that?
ScottTaylorMCPD
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12/8/2016 | 6:03:21 AM
ASP.NET, ASP.NET Core
A quick Google search will quickly verify that the correct capitalization is, and always has been, ASP.NET (and now ASP.NET Core).

 
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12/8/2016 | 6:11:40 AM
jQuery, AngularJS
This list looks like it could have been written in 2010 (or possibly even 2000).  It completely skips over the #1 web development language/framework/library, jQuery.  More recently, AngularJS (1.x, aka Angular in the 2.0 version) is becoming a language/framework/library which cannot be ignored by any serious web developer.  If you really want to group both those technologies in with JavaScript, at least mention them in the description!

 
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