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    Originally posted by Aes

    ::hell freezes over::
    :igs fly::
    I'm positive I didn't hear that right. freakysid answering something incorrectly!?!?!? I never thought that I would see the day.
    You should pay more attention. It happens quite often

    On the subject of poo-pooing the bundled installs, there are a lot of things we all should learn (how often in a day do I hear myself saying, I must learn about XXX). However, there is no point trying to learn everything at once.

    If someone is new to programming, getting your first script past the parser is enough of a challenge in itself. I believe that creating a gentle path of learning (along a "need to know" basis) is going to be the most productive at the end of the day. So I would suggest that while you may want to install the individual programs (PHP, MySQL and a web server - Apache or other) by hand (as you do learn about the configerations that way), I would not start pulling my hair out if you can't get things working and do resort to one of the bundled distributions. You can always come back to the configuration and install issues at a later time (when you need to know about them).

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    More to think about ...

    I have to agree. I printed out a tutorial on PHP and MySQL that talked about installing the two on your server. To make a long story short ... I lasted about 30 seconds before I moved on to the 'Your First Script!" section.

    I think I'll just stick to uploading my scripts to my server to test. It's a bit of a pain but I agree that attempting to install all that stuff will just frustrate me.

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    Which is why

    phpdev

    phptriad

    nusphere

    can be quite a good idea - you do not need to know anything to get them up and running on windows, and you will[ find yourself messing around with configuration etc as time goes along - even if (like me) you didnt really want to.

    So you can learn at your own pace, and development offline is soooo much faster!

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    So which is better?

    So which is better of the three? What do you recommend for a comlete newbie?

    MediaOhgr

    P.S ~ I'm not just new to PHP ... I'm new to everything beyond HTML man.
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    "which is better" ?

    I could not possibly comment.

    As I may be biased

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    LOL!

    Heh heh heh ... after I went to the page the first time I put 2 and 2 together and could guess your response!

    I will try it out and report back!

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    My 2 cents.

    Pretty much every server is going to have Perl. Just as any server is going to be able to support straight HTML and JavaScript.

    I say learn the basics. That way if you get a job to do a web page and it is on an unknown server, you will be able to do so with out a lot of problems. Then, once you've become the master of Perl, HTML and JavaScript branch out.
    Lee A. Wentzel
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    Originally posted by lwentzel
    Pretty much every server is going to have Perl. Just as any server is going to be able to support straight HTML and JavaScript.
    Browsers support html and javascript, not the server.


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