Here are some of the things web developers should be familiar with. I hope it is useful to help you as web developer to easily differentiate this classification. As I have learned that many web developers cannot answer when asked “What technologies or languages can you use?” They may be confused between technologies and languages. Thus, this may help you to better differentiate each classification.

  • LANGUAGES: HTML, DHTML, CSS, JavaScript, RubyOnRails, PHP, ASP.NET, JSP, ColdFusion, Adobe Flex, Java, XML, XMPP, XIFF, VB6, C#, VB.NET, VBScript, C/C++
  • CONTENT MANAGEMENT SYSTEMS: Drupal, Typo3, Joomla, Wiordpress, Spip, Text Pattern, Moodle, DotNetNuke, NopCommerce
  • FRAMEWORKS: Code Igniter, CakePHP, Zend, ASP.NET MVC, SilverLight, JavaFX, extJS, Rails
  • PLATFORMS: Windows, UNIX, Linux, IBM Mainframe, AS400
  • DATABASES: Oracle, Sybase, MS SQL, MySQL, IMS, DB2, MS Access, RPG
  • SERVERS: IIS 4.0/5.0/6.0, Commerce Server, BizTalk Server, Application Server, SQL Server, Apache, Linux, Cold Fusion
  • TECHNOLOGIES: COM/DCOM/COM+, SOAP, ADSI, ADO, ODBC, OLE DB, DTS, OLAP, SQL-DMO I and II, UML, Design Patterns, JDBC, Java Beans, Swing/JFC, Servlets, .Net Framework, XSL, Office 2003 API, SQL Server 2000

These are just some of them. Please correct me if I am wrong as I am neither a web developer nor an IT guy. Sharing is Freedom, MPSINFO!