I’m just about to start Code Academy’s 30 day coding Challenge but I want to know the best language to learn if I want to make an Email service similar to Yahoo / Hotmail. for a project I am thinking about launching but want to know if its even possible first.
Any help would be amazing as you’ve no idea how hard it’s been to get a straight forward answer.
I’m a reasonably fast learner but only about 70% tech savvy so the best/easiest language to learn which would get the job done would be best
So that’s a tough task, and the “language” is the least of your concerns. Cool project, though.
Whether it’s Yahoo, Hotmail (Outlook), Gmail, AOL, iCloud… the language doesn’t really matter.
Yahoo was built with PHP, and Outlook probably C# with .NET. Gmail, C++ and Java.
You could use Ruby, Python, Java, C#, PHP, Node.js, C++, Go… it doesn’t matter.
This is probably why you’re not getting a straight forward answer. I don’t think there is one.
So you’ll need a few of them anyway,
And then one of
If you want something easy to learn and deploy, use PHP.
If you want a challenge, go with Java or C++.
You could also just build a MVP in a simpler language, and then rebuild in something else.
Debatable. Best in terms of? Out of those mentioned, probably C++. But then again, debatable.
I’m biased, but PHP. Easy to learn, deploy, runs everywhere, for cheap.
They all would.
You’ll also have to look into networks, servers, protocols, security…