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    Being Specialized, any advice?

    Finally, I decided to be specialized ..

    My status will be:

    - Speaking 2 languages only .. English, Arabic.

    - Using 1 server side language (PHP).

    - No client side language.

    - Using Database (mySQL) only.

    - Using only Photoshop for graphics.

    * The problem in the following 2 options which I need advice about:


    1. I'd like to launch a search engine "sepcialized" in searching my local language 'Arabic' only ..
    This idea is horrible sometimes; cause I'll have to learn algorithms and python to make some sense! plus, there will be no funds there. I gave that 3 years of working.

    2. I'd like to learn Ajax to use it along with PHP and continue working with commercial sites

    Which one should I pick? I feel option 2 is reasonable, but option 1 worth the risk specially google isn't good enough in getting Arabic results and they never know the meaning of a filter!
    "The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil ..
    .. is for good men to do nothing"
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    AJAX is part-JavaScript - a client-side language.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Egor
    AJAX is part-JavaScript - a client-side language.
    Python can be a client side too

    But all my purpose is to be online, I don't work without a connection
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    Quote Originally Posted by TriGeminal
    Python can be a client side too
    How's that?

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    I wouldn't do that. Why limit yourself to one programming language and database laguage? different programming/database languages should share many similarities, learning more than one wouldn't hurt.

    And as Egor said, the J in AJAX means JavaScript, which is client-side.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Egor
    How's that?
    Python isn't compiled, so it can work on any system even smartphone .. so it's easy to work as a client side language


    Why limit yourself to one programming language and database laguage?
    Because after 3 years I'll be a physician, so I had limited time for moving between languages .. had to pick what suits the work
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    Quote Originally Posted by TriGeminal
    Python isn't compiled, so it can work on any system even smartphone .. so it's easy to work as a client side language.
    Yes. But online, client-side is HTML, CSS (though these two aren't exactly programming) and JavaScript, and server-side is PHP, ASP.NET, Ruby, etc...

    Were you meaning client-side as in desktop, portable, etc. software development?

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    Quote Originally Posted by TriGeminal

    Because after 3 years I'll be a physician, so I had limited time for moving between languages .. had to pick what suits the work
    If you're going to be a physician then you've already picked your specialty and it isn't web work. Unless you think that you'll be able to work your residency 14-16 hours a day for 5 years and then come home and code on the side.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Egor
    Were you meaning client-side as in desktop, portable, etc. software development?
    yes like delphi, c++, etc

    Unless you think that you'll be able to work your residency 14-16 hours a day for 5 years and then come home and code on the side.
    5 years? I didn't get this.
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    Made a cool decision, option 2: I should learn Ajax to use it along with php!

    I consider Porgramming a means not an end itself .. programing languages are kinda pens or hand tools that everyone should use! like maths, everyone should know the basics or our life will be so funny, the more you know about maths, the more you can see and solve .. when other people won't see what you see, do you see?
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    Quote Originally Posted by TriGeminal
    5 years? I didn't get this.
    In Canada (and the US as well I believe) you have to do approx 5 years of residency after you finish med school, it's kind of like an apprenticeship, before you become a "real" doctor.

    Generally, you work like a dog and often live in an apt bldg right on the hospital grounds so that you get a little chance to get some sleep at least.


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