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I know, the fact I have to ask probably means I shouldn't bother; however, I don't give a damn.

If I want to create a program to pull in blog posts as they happen so I can have my own personal news page, which language should I be looking at?

I've tried RSS feeds into e-mail but (unless I am messing up the settings) seem to feed at a certain time of the day and I want it to be accessible anywhere I can get on the internet (read work, which blocks my personal email).

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This sounds like something that would already exist as an online service.

As for writing your own... well, best to use a programming language you know. That, or use something supported by a good website hosting service.

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I think there are services like that but:

1. I want to learn programming (I have no clue). Now, I understand there is more to that statement than I am sure I am aware, but that is part of the challenge for me. Just trying to figure it out and if I can't. well, then that will answer if I can.

2. I want the program/website to be the way I want it. Simple, laid out how I want it and with the exact information from the websites I want it from.

I don't envision myself creating anything like KSP or Minecraft or whatever, just need a project to satisfy a curiosity.

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fixed a typo

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PHP, maybe a little Javascript for front-end fanciness, and HTML/CSS. That's what you'd need to do this yourself. PHP can be replaced with Java, C#, or Python, potentially, but PHP has the best support community.

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PHP, maybe a little Javascript for front-end fanciness, and HTML/CSS. That's what you'd need to do this yourself. PHP can be replaced with Java, C#, or Python, potentially, but PHP has the best support community.

Ok, thanks. I have *some* familiarity with HTML/CSS. So, I'll have to dig into PHP.

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The HTML/CSS needed for this sort of project doesn't need to be difficult, so focus first on PHP. Start small, with something like this. It'll take you some time to get enough knowledge to read RSS feeds, but keep at it.

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