New Technologies and What They Mean To You: Part 2 (Page 1 of 5 )
For many of us, the world of the web and technology in general is a rather confusing one. One where anyone who knows anything can often be so proud of themselves that they won't stop and take the time to explain anything to you. This article series is about the exact opposite. People who know, contributing to people who don't know.
For instance, eBay does not hand-code each one of their auction pages. They use server-side programming to automatically generate those pages for you whenever you request them.
This article will cover the scripting languages which you can run server side. Scripting languages are interpreted, as opposed to being compiled. They are easier to use but they also take slightly longer to run. For most developers it is a good trade-off, and it is few companies indeed who will run their entire website from a compiled language, although eBay is one of them.