March 21st, 2001, 08:47 AM
I am learning Perl at the moment to program cgi but i want to now!!!
what should i do next. I want to become a developer but want to have enough experience!!!
Some say that Java is in and some say to do xml or php!!!
i dont mind if its hard but i yust want to now what technoligies are new and where should i go next!!!
in a month or 2 i will be a experienced perl devolper (I hope) and that will be my background to go to the next level of development.
please advice me what i should do next and why????
tnx in advance
sorry for the bad english
if you dont understand yust reply i will try to revice the sentenses!!
March 23rd, 2001, 06:42 PM
perl is here to stay. java is here to stay. it really depends on what you like and what you want to do. with java, you'll be heading toward software engineering. with perl, you can do web development or systems engineering, or jump to php and other middleware type languages. basically, the more you learn the better.
personally, i like being closer to the front than the back, so i've been working on languages closer to the browser: php, dhtml, css, flash actionscript.
it's up to you: databases are here to stay too, so you could start learning SQL. maybe a good project would be a php/mySQL site, with CSS and maybe some flash...
just keep your eyes open, and keep learning and asking question.
March 24th, 2001, 03:10 AM
tnx darwin48 i was waiting for a awnser like this one
you helped my tnx very much!!!
April 4th, 2001, 07:31 PM
You might want to think about what you want to do in the future.
If you like working with Microsoft technologies, then go start to learn ASP and MSSQL...
Else I would suggest going with the PHP/MySQL suggestion. Many businesses and people use PHP cause it is simple to learn, and free! Plus the amount of resources out there for PHP is amazing, you won't ever have any trouble asking for help!