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A new programming language that makes writing web software easier, I am trying it out

Discussion in 'General Programming Chat' started by madblacker, Jan 11, 2010.

  1. madblacker

    madblacker Regular Member

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    I have recently been looking for the most effective way that I can build my own applications, such as bots, web apps, etc but never could get into object oriented programming enough to learn the various languages used for web programming, so this led me to search for what are known as "4th generation languages" that are an abstraction level above languages like java, php, .net, c languages, etc and finally out of the crap products put out by companies I found something called EGL which was created by IBM, basically its a higher level language that allows you to write in one simplified language that is then generated to either javascript or java (depending on the need for server side or client side programming within the app).

    This has really appealed to me and I have begun learning it and also introduced it to a few remotely based programmers who I am considering working with (who have more programming experience than me) and so far a few of them are saying they really like it. I think it has a lot of potential for black hatters in that it is easier to use and learn than traditional programming languages, they offer the free EGL community edition:

    http://www-949.ibm.com/software/rational/cafe/community/egl

    I'd be interested to hear anyone else's thoughts on this, if anyone has a legitimate interest in this I could share some of the apps I'm writing

    (note: actually I just remembered that EGL isn't new, its I think almost 24 years old but it has evolved into what it is now, so in its current form, for web programming use, it is new)
     
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