:>What is the best development tool for the linux os?
:>So far gnu c++,perl and java seem the most popular.
: Java does not seem to be very popular at all under Linux from what I can see.
It's just becouse jdk sucks. Now we have native java compilier in
GCC suite, and things might change.
:>But is there better development tools out there?
:>anyone tried PYTHON?
: I suggest reading the tutorial at www.python.org and trying it out. Most
: Linux systems should have python installed already.
It is interesting thing - people who didn't try it don't like an idea
(Why, another scripting language? I already know perl and Tcl.
What, identation is syntaxically significant? I couldn't write on it)
But people who learned it love it very much.
So, it probably worth looking.
:>and how powerful is mySQL?
:>is mySQL as powerful as SQL server or Oracle?
You mean Microsoft SQL Server? Any SQL
database IS SQL server, so you shouldn't use program class name as
No, mySQL is very fast SQL server for Web databases, which don't need
Informix,Sybase and Interbase are products of another class (same as MS
SQL Server, which is crippled version of Sybase). All of them available
for Linux at no cost, but not as free software. Free equivalent is
PostgreSQL, but it isn't mature enough for heavy business use (no
foreign keys, and some performance problems)
Oracle is of even higher class. (don't tell me Informix is not worse -
where is varchar(2000), where is sequences, where is column names longer
than 20 chars). It is also available as closed source.
But only Informix seems to have RAD tools ported to Linux (correct me if
I'm wrong about SyBase), if we don't count PostgreSQL's pg_access as
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