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Question about different programming languages

#1iscareu13Posted 1/10/2014 12:04:45 AM
I think it could be an interesting learning experience to create a simple game that was playable through a web browser. I know most web games are flash based or java based, but i am wondering if there are any other decent options that I could look into learning the basics of.
#2jelly2008Posted 1/10/2014 2:22:27 AM
Javascript. Or HTML 5. They're the commonly used languages for browser-based games.
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#3SinisterSlayPosted 1/10/2014 6:17:18 AM
jelly2008 posted...
Javascript. Or HTML 5. They're the commonly used languages for browser-based games.


Or java.
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#4MeghiddoPosted 1/10/2014 6:29:22 AM(edited)
Or actionscript (flash)

Edit Whoops, you said other than flash
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#5SinisterSlayPosted 1/10/2014 8:34:01 AM
shockwave, but don't use it.
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#6Rexdragon125Posted 1/10/2014 8:46:44 AM
God, not Java. The browser plugin for Java applets is catastrophically insecure. Plus online Java applets are so 1995, and you will be undoing 20 years of web standards progress.
#7SinisterSlayPosted 1/10/2014 8:47:47 AM
Rexdragon125 posted...
God, not Java. The browser plugin for Java applets is catastrophically insecure. Plus online Java applets are so 1995, and you will be undoing 20 years of web standards progress.


Yeah the only viable options are Flash and HTML5
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#8Ch3wyPosted 1/10/2014 8:49:55 AM
I didn't even know that HTML5 programming was already a thing. Does this mean javascript is on its way out too?
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#9SinisterSlayPosted 1/10/2014 8:54:00 AM
Ch3wy posted...
I didn't even know that HTML5 programming was already a thing. Does this mean javascript is on its way out too?


HTML5 programming is just javascript. The lines have been blurred. The actual markup of html5 is basically the same, just a few new elements.

Check it out, this is HTML5
http://middle-earth.thehobbit.com/

It starts off feeling like google earth but then throws in some fairly impressive 3D stuff (well impressive for web technology)
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#10Ch3wyPosted 1/10/2014 9:00:10 AM
SinisterSlay posted...
Ch3wy posted...
I didn't even know that HTML5 programming was already a thing. Does this mean javascript is on its way out too?


HTML5 programming is just javascript. The lines have been blurred. The actual markup of html5 is basically the same, just a few new elements.

Check it out, this is HTML5
http://middle-earth.thehobbit.com/

It starts off feeling like google earth but then throws in some fairly impressive 3D stuff (well impressive for web technology)


Ah I see, that looks pretty neato.
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