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Postby LinuxFreaK » Sat Aug 04, 2007 8:10 am

Dear PLUCian's,

Learn LAMP for Free

FYI, http://lamphowto.com

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Postby ibnesikander » Sat Aug 04, 2007 3:15 pm

well its a good resource Bhai Farrukh but actually in these days the LAMP development procedures are more usefull and I think you know that LAMP is also the topic of developers and the link which u gave is related to the Administration part.
Thank you. for your kindness again
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Postby lambda » Sat Aug 04, 2007 8:01 pm

scroll down and look at their lamp course. they spend some time on linux/unix and apache configuration. it doesn't say how much time they spend on it, though.

i wonder how good the course will be. can you really teach everything you need to know about perl and php in under 30 sessions? what's the target audience for the course? what will graduates of the course be able to create? if they don't know oop, how badly will they be brain-damaged by perl's oop? will they teach people to use php 4 (nearing its end of life -- no more major releases after december 2007) or php 5? note how they don't teach javascript. whose job is that? for ajax, developers need to know html and js.

i think someone who takes the time and studies this free course will be a far better developer than someone who takes that lamp course. its largely language and platform independent, though it does recommend using one of oracle, microsoft sql server, or postgresql for the database. it's a bit old (2003), but the problems haven't changed.

the lamphowto link posted up above has this warning:
PLEASE BE AWARE THAT A SOURCE-BASED INSTALLATION LIKE THIS ONE IS NOT NEEDED FOR A BASIC LAMP SERVER! You should only be doing a source-based installation if you need to alter settings in one or more components of the LAMP stack (e.g., you need a feature in PHP that isn't in the default RPM). If you are just getting started with LAMP, use the binaries provided by your distribution - it is much simpler, and a lot easier to upgrade later.
and it's correct -- if you want to get started with lamp, don't start off by compiling stuff from scratch. most distributions already have most of the tools you need builtin, or easily installable. and even if you do have to recompile to enable some option, most distributions let you download the patched code used to build the packages -- "apt-get source" on debian/ubuntu, for example. you can make your (minor) changes, and use the package tools to install the new package.

and to reiterate what i said in my other post, you're better off learning how to use ruby on rails or django. the "p" in "lamp" can stand for "python."

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