I am new to Linux -- just installed Redhat 7.1 Professional Server. My goal
is to initially use it to develop and test database/business web-based
applications, and later to host a real site. I have no Linux experience
either as a user or as a developer.
I'm not totally clueless though -- I do have development experience with MS
on the Windows side as you can see. At this point, I am committed to
learning Linux to find out myself what this is all about--so far (one week)
I seem to like RH 7.1 quite a bit. It feels like a solid OS with lots of
My question is: What are the best tools and languages (or script languages)
to develop database driven business web-based applications under Linux?
+ I need a good HTML/Script editor (I use EditPlus under Windows and I like
it a lot). I prefer GUI though, I don't want to use vi.
+ What is the most widely used web development script language to program
database web-based apps?
+ What database server software do you recommend? Do I already have it in my
RH 7.1 Professional server box set?
I expect a learning curve (to say the least) but I think at the end of the
day it will be worth it. Could you recommend good script web development
language, Linux database and Apache books? I am barely getting my feet wet
with Linux but my experience so far has been excellent both with the product
itself and with the users.
Thank you in advance,