Help me learn back-end web programming.
August 10, 2011 3:27 PM Subscribe
Help me begin learning back-end web programming.
posted by lobbyist to computers & internet (15 answers total) 43 users marked this as a favorite
Over the past few years, I have become very proficient with HTML/CSS, to the extent that I've earned a bit of cash on the side doing some basic, freelance web design. I would, however, like to begin learning back-end web programming; I find myself feeling a bit incompetent every time I log onto MeFi/Facebook/Amazon... as I have not the slightest idea of how these websites actually "work."
Although I am a college student (in the US), I am not a computer science major, and know literally nothing about computer programming. Despite this, I am smart, patient, and very determined to learn.
I am looking for advice along the lines of: "So you have no idea what a database is? Read (X), and consider learning (insert programming language here)."