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Old 11-02-2019, 09:59 AM
 
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Old 11-03-2019, 05:53 AM
 
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Assembly was the hardest. I got through one lesson and switched to Basic. (VB hadn't been invented yet, there was no microsoft either, or personal computers). Many years later when I was around 40, I added VB6.0 and C. Found VB to be pretty easy, did well with C also. I surprised myself by understanding pointers and arrays better than any of the college kids in the class.
I actually wrote production code in VB for DOS, using a database that was a single-user precursor of Access. MS luckily dropped it shortly thereafter.
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Old 11-03-2019, 10:26 AM
 
Location: The Berk in Denver, CO USA
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Easiest = BASIC (the original)
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Old 11-03-2019, 05:50 PM
 
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I've tried to learn several languages such as Java, SQL, Visual Basic and Python but found them all difficult. For some reason, my brain has a hard time dealing with programming even though I'd like to think that I have a solid grasp of what's to be done.
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Old 11-06-2019, 08:27 AM
 
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Almost no one uses server-side rendering for big web applications now.
This is not true. A lot of big sites/web applications use SSR. Languages around SSR are extremely popular. Specifically JavaScript.

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Old 11-06-2019, 01:27 PM
 
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This is not true. A lot of big sites/web applications use SSR. Languages around SSR are extremely popular. Specifically JavaScript.
I would not be surprised if a big (complex) web application isn't a SPA for legacy reasons but I would be surprised if a greenfield web app would be designed to use SSR.

Also make a distinction between a "site" like (city-data) which must be crawled by the search engines, with an "app" that is more of an online tool. I agree if you have content that needs to be crawled you should use SSR.

When you say JavaScript is used for SSR, are you referring to web apps made with Node?
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Old 11-06-2019, 06:57 PM
 
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I would not be surprised if a big (complex) web application isn't a SPA for legacy reasons but I would be surprised if a greenfield web app would be designed to use SSR.

Also make a distinction between a "site" like (city-data) which must be crawled by the search engines, with an "app" that is more of an online tool. I agree if you have content that needs to be crawled you should use SSR.

When you say JavaScript is used for SSR, are you referring to web apps made with Node?
I can't speak for the other poster, but surely JavaScript being used for SSR is via Node. And not just for legacy reasons. If you're site is content-based (like many of the larger sites), you rely heavily on SSR. Even a lot of tool-like apps rely on SSR. City-Data is a bad example because it is pretty much 100% legacy... and not a web app in the browser.

Some of the most greenfield web apps are using SSR.
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Old 11-07-2019, 09:03 AM
 
Location: Haiku
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It's not the language per se that is difficult, it is all the tools and libraries that go along with it. For instance Java is really easy to learn and to use but JCL and the official Java API are huge, and there are many different implementations of the various APIs, each with its own issues. For instance the Java Crypto API (JCA) had four different vendors that supplied it when I was using it. And then there is tons of code out there that is available from Apache, SourceForge, and others that provide valuable frameworks to build apps or projects on top of. That is the difficult part of Java. It is a lot of work to keep up with all the things going on.

I used to use assembly language a lot which was a pain to program in but there were no real libraries so it was very self contained.

Fortran has got to be one of the ugliest languages ever created but it was simple.
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Old 11-07-2019, 10:37 AM
 
Location: Greenville, SC
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Fortran has got to be one of the ugliest languages ever created but it was simple.
And the liberal use of constructs like computed gotos made for job security.
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Old 11-08-2019, 10:51 AM
 
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Fortran has got to be one of the ugliest languages ever created but it was simple.
Fortran is favored for scientific computing because of its memory model. Because variable types are stored sequentially, rather than packed within structs along with other different variable types, array operations are simply pointer arithmetic and thus fast.
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