Bradley V. Stone wrote:
I don't think Nathan ever said you don't have to learn HTML,
JavaScript, etc. If he did, I hope he clarifies.

Joe's allegation puzzled me too. Learning HTML, JavaScript, CSS, and the DOM has worked to my advantage, so I encourage people to learn it. Some years ago I was paired with an HTML guru and we divided the work between us. He wrote HTML while I wrote RPG and the relationship worked well.

Most of my Web applications are adaptations of existing models and if that's the type of development you're doing, then you might only need a cursory understanding of browser technologies. And there are a number of tools that generate RPG, HTML, and JavaScript based on models. And there are a number of AJAX toolkits that shield developers from the DOM. But there will be times when knowing browser technologies will work to your advantage.

Nathan.



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