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Hello.

I was recently on http://www.w3schools.com/ and found a rather long list of subjects you can learn.

HTML Tutorials

Learn HTML

Learn XHTML

Learn CSS

Learn TCP/IP

XML Tutorials

Learn XML

Learn DTD

Learn XML DOM

Learn XSLT

Learn XSL-FO

Learn XPath

Learn XQuery

Learn XLink

Learn XPointer

Learn Schema

Learn XForms

Learn SOAP

Learn WSDL

Learn RDF

Learn RSS

Learn WAP

Learn Web Services

Browser Scripting

Learn JavaScript

Learn HTML DOM

Learn DHTML

Learn VBScript

Learn AJAX

Learn E4X

Learn WMLScript

Server Scripting

Learn SQL

Learn ASP

Learn ADO

Learn PHP

Learn ASP.NET

Learn .NET Mobile

Multimedia

Learn Media

Learn SMIL

Learn SVG

Learn Flash

Web Building

Web Building

Web Browsers

Web Certification

Web Hosting

Web W3C

Web Quality

Web Semantic

Please (OUT OF THIS LIST) can someone pick the top 5 things I should learn first, which 5 of these things would a Hacker find most useful.

E.g. I reckon HTML is far more important to a hacker then most other subjects in that list.

Please rank as many of these subjects as you can accordingly. I only plan to learn 5 or 6, so I need to know my time is not going to be wasted.

ALSO: It would help if you can give a quick description (a sentence or so) on what the subjects you pick are used for.

Thank you.

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Learn XHTML

Learn CSS

Learn JavaScript

Learn PHP

Learn SQL

That would be a good place to start. You'll be learning skills that you can use to make money as well as understand functionality of a lot of sites. Understanding basic functionality is kind of a necessity to understand where to look for exploits.

I only put CSS in there because its easy and i wish more people knew it lol. You could skip it though because there is no hacking benefit in knowing it really.

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OK Thanks.

Great answer.

I'll just wait for 2-3 more replies until I make a final choice.

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Please (OUT OF THIS LIST) can someone pick the top 5 things I should learn first, which 5 of these things would a Hacker find most useful.

Nah... instead of worrying about what someone else tells you to learn, you need to figure out what YOU want to learn and start there. Can't go wrong with HTML, if you're interested in web pages at all. From there, if you still need help figuring out specific topics, just describe the kinds of stuff that you want to do.

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I'm not sure what I want to do.

Right now, I want to learn EVERYTHING I can, but since that is not possible, I want to learn as much of the essentials as I can. When I ask what the best subjects would be for a hacker, just give me the subjects YOU use the most.

Most of this is about other peoples personal opinions, even if you miss something from the list, if it is an essential, I'm sure I'll encounter it eventually.

P.S. I found some links at the top of the page.

Can anyone agree that:

HTML, CSS, XML, JAVASCRIPT, ASP, PHP, SQL

Are the most used subjects on that whole list?

If I'm careful, I may be able to squeeze all of these in within not too long a time.

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Well the thing is, you're kind of being a bit open-ended. It seems like you're interested in websites/web development -- is that an accurate statement? If that's the context you're looking for, then absolutely HTML, SQL, and some sort of server-side programming would be in order.

By counterexample, however, if you're interested in embedded systems, then probably you won't find much use for most of that stuff. Likewise, if you're interested in artificial intelligence and neural networks, or porting linux to strange hardware platforms, or multimedia encoding, you'll need to read up on different areas. Even saying "things a 'hacker' would find useful" is kind of vague, since you'll never get two people to exactly agree on what a "hacker" is. :)

So don't worry about what you "should" learn. What interests you the most? Start there.

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I agree 100% with mirrorshades. A hacker isnt defined by what he knows, but what he does with that knowledge. When you start out its kinda hard to know what your exact interests are, heck, i STILL dont know what i wanna specialise in. Good luck though, i think the most important thing is to pick something that interests you and STICK WITH IT until your comfortable with the subject (which is easier said than done).

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Learn XHTML

Learn CSS

Learn JavaScript

Learn PHP

Learn SQL

That would be a good place to start. You'll be learning skills that you can use to make money as well as understand functionality of a lot of sites. Understanding basic functionality is kind of a necessity to understand where to look for exploits.

I only put CSS in there because its easy and i wish more people knew it lol. You could skip it though because there is no hacking benefit in knowing it really.

I second this. Despite what mirrorshades said, there are fundamental/core material that any self respecting computer geek will know. You don't have to be an expert, but I recommend looking at these five. They are certainly among the most consequential on the web for now.

Only learning what you want to learn, or what you are interested in is a pretty sad way to go about it. Learn everything you can.

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Im learning HTML at the moment, seems like a good place to start.This is the first time i have been on this forum is ages. Before i used to be posting on forums like this asking stupid questions like "how do i hack emails" and things like that. I have come to figure out that people wont just tell you what to do. You actually have to read up on everything you wanna know. I have read countless ebooks and guides since i have been on here last. Try to learn as much as you can. But my advice would be to not start on one thing and just give up and move onto the next. Just stick at it and you will be rewarded for your efforts.

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Hi,

I agree with djmollusk's list if you are interested in web development/exploring. However, I also agree with Mirrorshades suggestion that maybe you should define a bit more what it is that you want to do. The definition of "hacker" varies. The idea is exploring and learning.

If it is web stuff that you want to learn, I would also suggest SOAP/XML-RPC. WebServices are very useful for providing services for websites and embedded applications. They are also an oft overlooked security risk.

good luck,

Pan

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Learn XHTML

Learn CSS

Learn JavaScript

Learn PHP

Learn SQL

That would be a good place to start. You'll be learning skills that you can use to make money as well as understand functionality of a lot of sites. Understanding basic functionality is kind of a necessity to understand where to look for exploits.

I only put CSS in there because its easy and i wish more people knew it lol. You could skip it though because there is no hacking benefit in knowing it really.

I agree with Djmollusk as well. Including the order he put it in. XHTML and CSS are quick and the tutorials at w3c schools are easy to learn from. This day in age if you do anything with web design you do need to know CSS and it's quite simple to learn and use.

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