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.

Not web programming

Okay, the title of this post is slightly wrong because Run BASIC is a web programming system. But, it isn't wrong because Run BASIC emphasizes not the webish-ness of programming, but the act of programming in BASIC.

BASIC always was the people's language. It was a success as the first popular way to create programs for home computers. It was so easy that even children learned programming with it. I was one of them.

So, this is the age of the Internet. Run BASIC is the BASIC of the age of the Internet.

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