AskLAFilter: What's a better place to learn computer programming from: Pierce College or Los Angeles City College? [more inside]
Is there some community where programmers can submit their work to each other and get feedback? [more inside]
Are there any organizations in Toronto where a person with a few months of time on his hands and a bachelor's degree in computer science could really help? [more inside]
What features would you like to see in a community/links/news site like metafilter? [more inside]
I'm curious what codes are used to create sites such as myspace.com. Obviously html for the design, but what about the rest of the site. It is essentially a database. I'm not a programmer so I have no idea what type of coding is involved for searching and allowing others to fill out forms to create a profile. I'm also wondering what type of equipment would be needed to host and maintain a site such as this.
I'm basically looking for what is involved on the backend on these type of sites.