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Choosing a good web based programming language to learn

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Good Evening,

I am interested in learning a good web based programming language. I don't have a full understanding of any specific language, just bits and pieces of various ones. Not enough to actually do anything with. Once I find a language that will suite me, i'll be able to put full effort into learning it completely.

I have a few goals\details in mind when choosing a language.

Create simple websites for friends/family at first.
I want this language to be useful in the future.
I want this language to be a stepping stone for other languages I may be interested in later down the road.

If I need to be more specific or I have described something "out of context" let me know.
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There's not just 1 language uesd to develope web sites; it usually involves several. I would start with HTML... it'sthe easiest to learn. Then look at a .NET, ASP, XML.
Search a job site like monster and you'll see what I mean. Good Luck
I would also use a product like DreamWeaver which I think is a good way to get introduced to web builder UIs (User Interfaces).  Dreamweaver also allows you to do a code view to see the code behind the page.
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agree with pvd21! PHP is the easiest and well documented language there is!

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