Newbies Guide To Making Software
JavaScipt is an object-based scripting language developed by Nestcape, almost
remains extremely popular even though it has not had a major update in a couple
JavaScipt programmers are plentiful!
Developed by Borland and originally a Windows-only version of Pascal with
object orientation, Delphi has been further extended to work with both UNIX and
Now we have to get a little technical – SAS is a fourth generation database-
oriented programming language. In this regard it is very similar to SQL.
Ironically this format of language makes user programming easier than many
others (you could start building a database in SAS or SQL with a Dummies book
and a couple of hours) but it has limited use. SAS is primarily geared towards
mainframes. A Windows version is still supported, by the Mac is not.
Unless you’re planning on complex database products you probably won’t need
The other – and far more popular – fourth gen database-oriented language is
SQL, or “Structured Query Language.”
Having a long history going back to the mid 70s, SQL has many database
applications and is licensed by ANSI/ISO which makes it excellent for use in any
situation with those certifications are helpful (like in many industrial situations).
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