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Posted - 02/04/2010 :  18:59:03  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Hey let's say I just wanted to pull a few records from a SQL database using a web browser. At the bare minimum, what languages would I need to know?

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Posted - 02/04/2010 :  21:08:01  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
hi PacketGnome,

If you referring to building a web application and publishing it to a website that involves interaction with database one example language will be ASP.NET.
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Posted - 02/05/2010 :  15:03:07  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Getting browsers to display information from a database requires a framework of technologies to make happen. It's not a simple affair, and you need to know a bunch of languages to do it.

If you're using a LAMP setup, then you need to know PHP and MySQL along with some xHTML and CSS for display purposes.

If you're using a Microsoft setup, then you need to know ASP.Net along with one of the .Net Languages (such as VB or F#) and Transact-SQL in addition to xHTML and CSS for display purposes.
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Posted - 02/06/2010 :  01:55:55  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
"I just wanted to pull a few records from a SQL database using a web browser"

Clearly you want something "lightweight". Can you explain a bit more what your needs are, there is probably some off-the-shelf solution that doesn't involve an application programming language like PHP or ASP.NET
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