Have some free time, what langage should I learn

Discussion in 'Web Design and Development' started by nomade, Dec 18, 2007.

  1. nomade macrumors member


    Dec 2, 2006
    I've been a web developer for 11 years. In the process I've learn to handcode HTML, CSS, PHP, mySql and manipulate javascript.

    In january I'll have some free time and would like to learn a new langage. I hesitate between learning more Javascript, Ajax or ASP.

    What would be your recommandation for the best use of my very rare free time?

  2. angelwatt Moderator emeritus


    Aug 16, 2005
    You might want to consider looking at Ruby and Ruby on Rails. It's growing in popularity and is easy to learn. You my also want to look at Adobe AIR as a possible fun thing to learn. Then there's the classic languages for CGI using Perl or Python.
  3. Dont Hurt Me macrumors 603

    Dont Hurt Me

    Dec 21, 2002
    Yahooville S.C.
  4. lxpk macrumors newbie

    May 16, 2006
    Might I recommend Ruby and Facebook?

    I just returned from startup weekend LA ( http://la.startupweekend.com ) and I learned Ruby on Rails and Facebook programming on the spot to help our dev team create a facebook game called Frenemies. Rails is a lot of fun and seems a lot better than my primary language PHP for starting new web apps.
  5. rhyndu macrumors regular

    Dec 17, 2007
    A Planet Orbiting Sol!
    I wouldn't do anything with ASP :eek:! If you want to learn more I'd learn more about AJAXish JavaScript / DOM.

    It really depends on what you want to do though. If web design (and not apps) are your thing, Ruby on Rails would probably be the best choice!

    Right now I'm learning more AJAX:)

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