Originally Posted by scrupul0us
well PHP can be considered to be much easier to learn
ruby is more object oriented (i think u'd call it that)
ruby on rails does so REALLLY nice stuff but without some solid time to devote to just learning it i can forsee u getting lost not even knowing PHP
being a PHP coder myself I'd say go for the PHP end of things as you'll find getting help is much easier
im a member on PHPBuilder.com (same username) so feel free to post or pm me over there and ill definitely help you
from the brief summary you've given it sounds like a simple mysql database and a straight forward PHP front end will work nicely
if u have further time to devote to learning play around with Ruby some... it's one of the things on my todo list... it looks cool and handles performing SIUD (select, insert, update, delete) really simple
Well lucky for me I am more of an OO (Object Oriented) kind of guy. I figured PHP might be easier to learn. Personally I want to learn both languages.
The database end of things is my biggest worry. I hate writing queries, with a passion. My prof. has told me that I do not have to do that as much with Ruby.
Thanks for the advice. I might just go over to PHPbuilder while I am learning.