I'm going to hire someone off Elance or some other site to build a site. This is going to be a full on application with user accounts, money transactions, etc. What is the easiest language to hire someone in, that I can pick up as a developer later go into the code and tweak and improve on, as new requirements come up?
I am only fluent in Cold Fusion (Adobe) but there aren't many of those programmers in India I would imagine. PHP I could 'reverse' engineer ,but I also been hearing about Ruby on Rails..?
Any language that allows applications to "talk" with a database will work, as has been mentioned php/mysql would work well for the job. post your jo in a few categories and make sure you speek with a few programers to discuss in full your requirements.