To offer a counterpoint to no PHP folks, One reason I like PHP is because
right now its pretty much essential to know if you are using open source web
also a must for web work. Personally, I'm also a fan of XSLT to do
transformation if I have XML to work with.
As others have pointed out though, programming is web-centric. So IMHO it
really depends on what your needs are and where you want to go. Others can
offer better advice about non-web work. I keep toying with Ruby on Rails and
getting about 1/3 of the way into the book I have before getting completely
sidetracked by another project.
On Wed, Mar 24, 2010 at 7:57 PM, Roy Tennant <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> On Mar 24, 2010, at 7:17 PM, Tim <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
>> Largest website in Perl: Del.icio.us
>> Largest website in PHP: Facebook
> You're assuming the only use for a programming language is to dynamically
> serve up a web site. That would be a serious mistake.