[ubuntu-za] Superuser

David Rubin drubin at ubuntu.com
Thu Mar 4 13:43:49 GMT 2010

On Thu, Mar 4, 2010 at 3:29 PM, Darrel <darrel at celebrationsfs.co.za> wrote:
> On Thu, 2010-03-04 at 13:56 +0200, Raoul Snyman wrote:
>> On Thu, 04 Mar 2010 12:28:20 +0200, Darrel wrote:
>> > I would like to try Python but first want to spend time learning more
>> > about Linux.
>> I'm struggling to understand why, if you want to learn more about Linux,
>> you want to learn PHP? It has nothing to do with Linux.
>> If you want to learn more about Linux, start here: http://linuxcommand.org/
> Raoul,I understand your passion for Python,in my case it has to do with
> the time I have to split between my learning a new OS and breaking away
> from MS or getting involved in Python scripting which is not an
> immediate priority.
> I assure you that once I feel more comfortable with Linux I will delve
> into Python. Any literature you can suggest?
> Also to everyone who came to my rescue today I now realise that using
> phpmyadmin was not the way to go.
> Having looked at "sudo tasksel" I realise there was a much easier way.

I am going to go on a limb here and say you seem to  be starting off
with php? Most of the comments have been simply Python is simpler to
start with ie give python a go instead of learning php. I think every
one on this list has been trying to push you to wards the similar long
term solution.

Python web frameworks will get you set up and with a working "web
page" much quicker then php will IMHO. [1] a free online resource that
will show you how to quickly and simply create a CMS in pretty much a
week end depending on your experience.

If you can create a fully functional cms from scratch in PHP I would
be very surprised.

Any how the choice is completely yours and I know your original thread
you never intended it to turn into the "php" debate.

[1] http://pylonsbook.com/

Hope this at least gives insight to where people have been coming from.


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