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Software for web development in perl

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Hi,

I am C++/JAVA programmer now trying some web development using perl, cgi and mysql. Is there any software (bundled) like Netbeans in java, which can be easily used. I don't want to install the appache and mysql. I need a software which has everything built in and it should be easy to use. I used to develop web applications in perl 3.5 years before on linux but now moving towards windows. I will be really thankful to u.

Thanks in advance.
Jan 3 '10 #1
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Bundled solutions often give you a striped down version of each component, which is why I prefer to install each component myself and because it gives you the best flexibility. However, if you want a bundled package, look at XAMPP

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/XAMPP
Jan 3 '10 #2

numberwhun
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My personal recommendation is to stay on the Linux platform. The Windows platform has enough caveats surrounding it that its one of those things that I would rather not deal with if I don't have to (even though I have had to for work and still can if need be). Besides, the lack of viruses on the Linux platform should be allure enough if not, then the ability to lock it down better than windows, security wise.

Sure, you could install an XAMPP system on Windows and go that route, but that XAMPP system still contains Apache, Mysql, Perl/PHP. So, unless you plan on going with IIS, you won't get away from Apache and MySQL.

Regards,

Jeff
Jan 4 '10 #3

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It is my opinion that anyone that is looking for a bundled package like this is not serious about their web programing. They're just looking for something to play with and learn the basics, which is fine, and that's exactly what XAMPP is designed for.

If you're really serious about doing web programing, or any type of programming, then you'd be willing to take the extra 30 minutes to install each component.
Jan 4 '10 #4

numberwhun
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See Ron, that is where we absolutely agree.

The system I am working on is Ubuntu, and I built the Apache, Mysql, PHP, and the rest of the plethora of packages, all by hand. No need to worry about the limitations of binary distributions there.

Regards,

Jeff
Jan 4 '10 #5

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