On 1/12/2013 8:18 PM, Booth Martin wrote:
I want to develop my own skills to get the job done, and I am seeing far
too many choices out there to feel comfortable with my ability to pick
the right paths forward. I have spent time working with: VARPG, OS/2,
GWT, Java, HTML, JSON, XML, Zend & PHP, EGL, and other offerings. The
more I learn, the more uncomfortable I become with my skill at making
choices; hence this desire to hear what others have to say.
This used to bother me, but not any longer. Waiting (effectively doing
nothing) is easily the worst choice. Pick one and go.
Of the list
above, some are fundamental to all of the choices. Everyone should know
enough HTML, XML and JSON to at least follow an AJAX transaction around.
The real choices are between Java and .NET, with PHP and EGL at the
back of the pack. Pick any one of these four and you will always find
When we've all retired, the
young will learn RPG the same way we did - the seat of their pants. All
of the difficulty has thankfully been removed from RPG. No more
matching record, look ahead fields, stacker select, detail time, total
time - all gone. The kids'll do fine.
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