From: John P. Looney (jplooney-ilug at domain online.ie)
Date: Wed 17 May 2000 - 10:30:44 IST
On Tue, May 16, 2000 at 08:26:49PM +0100, adam beecher mentioned:
> > I want to do some Web Design under Linux. I would like
> > to know if anyone knows any good sites on the web to
> > get some cgi tutorials.
> For CGI, the best place to start is probably Perl...
Possibly the worst place. Perl has such a messed up syntax that if you
learn Perl first, you'll never be able to program in a "normal" language
like C or Python. (Of course, I could just be biased - I tried to learn
perl, and gave up thinking "You shouldn't be allowed to do that").
> Very good for beginners: http://www.cgi101.com
> Very good for links to everything else:
> Also check out the rest of that site - their scripts repository is second to
> none, and personally I think learning by doing is one of the best ways of
> figuring it out.
> And of course, I couldn't let an email about scripting go without mentioning
> PHP - http://www.php.net.
PHP is possibly the way to go - more websites use it than anything else
these days. If you were brave, you could also checkout AOLserver, and see
about that. It's a bit more learning than PHP/Apache, but it can be well
worth it (It has TCL as it's scripting language, which is lovely for
simple stuff, and supports PHP4 now too!).
-- "The fool must be beaten with a stick, for an intelligent person the merest hint is sufficient" -- Zen Master Greg
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