I would like to know what web development options are there in Linux and is it possible to do everything from design to development to deployment using Linux tools???
Before, u start giving me options, read further to understand my issue.
I work for a s/w house in India. My primary work is on Microsoft .NET Technologies and am quite proficient with Web and Application Development in Windows. But I am a amateur Linux user at home and getting better at it day by day. Call me a fan if you like. I've done most of my university projects in Linux. But they were all apps and never involved websites.
I have now been given the task of redesigning the company website. I would like to, from start to finish, use Linux as my primary development enviroment in the office, use Linux tools and softwares only for the development, and finally deploy it on a Linux server too.
For web development in the company I use Photoshop(I am not a pro yet, but I am quite proficient
), Macromedia Studio MX, and VisualStudio.NET. DB's are generally Oracle and SQL Server.
I need help in figuring out equivalents in Linux, how I can go about it, is my aim realistically feasible, what kind of bottlenecks might I face, etc. In short I need advice and guidance on Web development on Linux. I know there are HOWTOs and man pages and all. What would be best is if current Linux Web Developers give me some hints and direction.
I hope to get some converts in my company in the process.
Slackware 9.1, Fedora 1 on Athlon Thunderbird 850, 256MB, S3 ProSavage.