This is the language of browsers. Whether
you're looking to do a simple image swap or
some crazily complex dHTML, you're going to
take a tutorial, or grab some free
plug-in-and-play snippets from the code
It's not just for applets anymore. This
language, once notorious for crashing
browsers, is now used for complex
programming on the client and the server.
You may love Microsoft or you may hate it.
But chances are you can't ignore the
software giant. Certainly its server-side
scripting environment, ASP (active server
pages), is among the most popular on the
Web. So learn a little VBScript and hook a
database to your Web server the Redmond way.
This open-source creation is taking the Web
by storm. And no wonder: This Web-centric
scripting language has all the power you
need without the steep learning curve.
If you're sick of all those curly brackets
and parentheses cluttering up other
languages, try ColdFusion. It's a tag-based
language that can be learned and deployed
nice and easy.
If you need to process forms or otherwise
manipulate text, CGI is still the processing
method of choice at most ISPs. And Perl's
probably the best language to use to build
those CGI scripts.