Learning programming via web apps
February 15, 2005 8:58 AM Subscribe
Learning programming via web apps. [+]
posted by daksya to Computers & Internet (21 answers total)
I understand the mechanics of programming, like the various control structures and have a decent aptitude for algorithmic thinking. In the programming classes I've had since secondary school in (BASIC/C/Matlab), I've done very well. Now I wish to learn some real-world skills. The projects and assignments in those classes were mostly computational and didn't involve much I/O work, or working with APIs or libraries, data structures, or security..etc. In short, I didn't think I could do anything useful besides the elementary accounting style apps.
Well, I got some webspace for real cheap via a promotional code. So that's given me the motivation to take it to the next step and learn some web apps programming.
I've two projects in mind.
1)Writing my own groupblog engine. Just for the heck of it.
2)Writing my own web-based notes/bookmarks/calender app.
I can run the usual PHP4, Perl5, Python2 apps with access to MySQL, as well as C/C++ binaries.
Which language should I pick? What's the best way for learning with respect to practical skills? From which resources?
Note: I haven't learnt much about OO programming.