What computer language does yahoo run on?

I assume it's not basic, nor Fortran, nor Cobol. Is it available in book stores? Do I have to pay big bucks? I'm just curious.

You answer is welcome.

Update:

There's got to be some one who knows or it wouldn't be changing every now and then.

Update 2:

It seems allot of programs gets pulled out of files then printed on screens.

Update 3:

Marvin, you made an excellent point. Thanks.

On my computer, there are many buttons, switches, and knobs with names on them. But still make any sense. 

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  • Marvin
    Lv 7
    4 weeks ago

    You can press F12 to see the HTML code.  That works on Chrome and Firefox. I am not sure what you use on IE, or Edge to do the same.

    There is no simple way to know what is behind that code. If I where to guess, they are running Apache on Linux servers to serve up the pages.  I have no idea what is generating the pages. I am an embedded C and C++ developer, not a web developer.

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  • 1 month ago

    HTML, CSS, JavaScript, and maybe some high level stuff in another language.

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  • 1 month ago

    All web pages written in CSS, Java script, HTML including yahoo.

    • Quentin
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      4 weeks agoReport

      Many web pages are written in other languages, e.g. TypeScript, then compiled to JavaScript!
      Also the only one needed for the Internet is HTML.

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  • Bill-M
    Lv 7
    1 month ago

    Yahoo and all web pages are written in HTML. CSS. Java Script.  With some high level code put in from C+  Could also be using ASP.NET.

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  • 1 month ago

    It is written in JavaScript.

    Using the React library (from Facebook) and React Redux

    https://react-redux.js.org

    Using Code Climate

    https://codeclimate.com

    https://codeclimate.com/github/yahoo/pngjs-image

    Then assets are bundled with WebPack

    https://webpack.js.org

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  • Me2
    Lv 7
    1 month ago

    I agree, Yahoo runs Apache Traffic Server, which is written in C++.

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  • 1 month ago

    It's not a single application. It's a stack of various programs, written in various languages. Since most of the components are unknown, it's unknown what language they would be written in. Apache Traffic Server is written in C++.

  • 1 month ago

    Websites are written in HTML and other web technologies to create a dynamic website. I don't know what other things Yahoo uses on their page. On the back-end, I'm sure they have tons of specialized servers and possibly even some custom built languages or configurations.

    • Nuff Sed
      Lv 7
      1 month agoReport

      Yes, "hidden magic" is a good guess, at this level of discretion.

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