The key web technologies that work together for dynamic web sites

An interview with the author of Learning PHP, MySQL, JavaScript, and CSS

The technologies that led to an explosion of interactive websites — PHP, MySQL, JavaScript, and CSS — are still as popular today, and a non-programmer can master them quickly. In this interview, Robin Nixon (@robinfnixon), the author of Learning PHP, MySQL, JavaScript, and CSS, describes the value of each technology. Main topics include:

  • How fast can a non-programmer learn to program for the Web? [Discussed four seconds in]
  • The continuing value of PHP. [Discussed at the 1:20 mark]
  • CSS for sites with different screen sizes. [Discussed at the 3:00 mark]
  • The learning curve for a relational database. [Discussed at the 4:20 mark]
  • What’s necessary to know about JavaScript. [Discussed at the 5:24 mark]
  • How the software in the book all fits together. [Discussed at the 7:00 mark]

You can view the entire conversation in the following video:

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