Friday, January 11, 2008

Learn Web Programming

What does it mean to learn web programming (or web development) anyways? Most of the time it means that you need to struggle learning a programming language, a web server, and a bunch of frameworks. When I tell people that they can learn web programming with Run BASIC their automatic response (unless they're complete newbies) is, why not learn one of the popular web programming systems? Why learn Run BASIC?

I'll tell you why. Because you don't need a thick book with Run BASIC. Because you don't need to install a whole bunch of stuff. Because you can create a program and put it on the Internet in the blink of an eye with Run BASIC. Because you can think about programming instead of about trying to satisfy all the requirements of Apache+Perl, or PHP, or Ruby, or whatever.


AlexW said...

Apache, PHP, MySQL can be installed in one click. If you not sure, watch the demo:

Carl Gundel said...

It's not just about installing. Sure you can find one-shot installers for those things.

Run BASIC is an all-in-one in the sense that the BASIC programming system, the web server, the session manager and all the other stuff that these systems do is integrated tightly. The programmer need not concern himself with all that hand waving. Run BASIC does all the hard work to make the experience really, really easy.