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Hey, I have been making webpages using HTML for as long as I can remember, I have learnt the basics of PHP. But I want to for a local competition thingo I want to make a text based turn game. (Im sure you played em some are Kings of Chaos Bootleggers etc.) They are a games where you can do things (like steal from a bank for example) then you can't do it for a few minutes. I first though PHP but then when I read deeper I found somthing saying I can use C++ which I dont understand if I can or not. So what am I asking, what language should I use as I am pretty new to programing (though have done some in Liberty Basic and Java). Thanks!

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Basically any language can be used on the server side; you receive input which encodes the data in a form, and you output data which represents a web page (or an image, or anything else for that matter; tagged appropriately with a header describing the content). Of course, some languages are better at it than others...

Anyway. Read up on CGI.

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Since you already know PHP, might as well use it. Using C++ would just complicate things, and if you use Java, you'll need to make applets.

EDIT: Nothing wrong with using C++ or Java applets, but if this competition is going to end soon, and you want all the time to do actual programming, use PHP, for now. =)

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