> Don't suppose people would post what sort of web dev they do, so we can
> find out who to ask when we have specific questions ?
Ok, probably pretty much the norm for a PHP person:
PHP / Apache / MySQL / RedHat
They tend to be fairly heavily tied together - nearly everything I develop uses
a MySQL backend. Even small sites like corkslang.com (running a linux.ie banner
I might add) - it makes developing them much easier. When I'm done, I just
adjust the scripts a little and built the pages. Apache tricks wherever
possible - lots of mod_rewrite. I also use PHP for shell scripting - sounds
silly, but compare it to the "proper" shell scripting languages for things like
database cleaning or PGP interaction...
Main achievement so far is the shopping cart app on sleepsuite.com - written
from scratch using no libs (raspberry in Donncha's direction). Client
administerable from a plain-jane HTTP_AUTH & SSL protected area. Interfaced with
PGP to send out the orders. Quite proud of it, as it's my first fairly major
real-world app. It's still under development, and the next release will be on
aceflowers.com. So far it has a truly hierarchal layout (and so search engine
indexable) using just one MySQL table. Modular - soon to be added are user
authentication; reminders; and tracking.
Also done some Perl hacks for some of the scripts you'd see on
cgi.resourceindex.com, including some major ones for DBman - great app. PHP is
my fave at the moment though, and I'll be sticking with it for a while. Lots of
little snippets hanging around the place, which I'll gladly make available if a
site comes online. Shopping cart stays closed though, at least for a while.
I've also been called an Apache guru, which is a complete fabrication, but I'm
pretty good with it.
Should also point out in advance of the AGM that I don't consider myself a
programmer per se - I'm just ok at it. I'm more of a web jack of all trades
really. In other words, don't ask me anything technical, or I'll just look at
you with a blank stare.
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