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Old 03-05-2002, 11:23 AM   #1
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Question How to learn to develop for web?

Hello my friends, first I want to thanks to all your for your help every time i need it.

In this case, I am trying to learn Perl or/and PHP to develop for the web using or not a database, but I don't have a server available to do my classes, practices, etc., I only have a PC with dual boot WinMe/RH 7.1 and i want to have your recomendation to start my learning program, in this moment I have enough documentation.

I downloaded PHP, Perl and MySQL for windows, these three programs are also installed in my Linux partition but I don't know which is my best option, windows or Linux??, however i am very, very interested to learn to develop for web in both systems (win and Linux) using Perl, PHP and MySQL.

thanks again.
Old 03-05-2002, 12:55 PM   #2
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you're best off using linux for all three of those, since they're all designed to be run on unix/linux platforms (even though they are supported by windows).

i started developing php and mysql scripts on a windows box, and once i moved to linux i found it much easier and more straightforward.

hope this helps. :-)
Old 03-05-2002, 01:29 PM   #3
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It's easy to get started in RedHat 7. Just install the following RPMs:


They're all in the RedHat/RPMS directories on the install CDs.

Presumably you also will have X windows and Netscape or Mozilla installed in order to see what you're doing.

Once you have all those items (plus any prerequisites), you can start apache with
"/sbin/service httpd start" and see the sample page by typing in "http://localhost" into your browser. The actual page sources will be under /var/www - just add a PHP page (maybe name it "test.php") and goto "http://localhost/test.php". If everything installed OK, you'll be on the way to success and happiness doing web programming with PHP and Perl!
Old 03-17-2002, 11:43 PM   #4
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cross platform

for cross-platform developement (window, linux, and more) its hard to beat Java:

Here is their web services tutorial:

If you want to see Java class libraries, see here:


But .NET will soon be another option. There is an open source project here:

If you want to see .NET class libraries, see here:


note: the above link only works if you replace "$" with "s" (it's not my fault, blame the linuxquestions admin :-)

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