[ILUG] Fastest way to develop a site
Niall O Broin
niall at linux.ie
Fri Mar 2 11:18:44 GMT 2012
On 2 Mar 2012, at 11:46, Pat wrote:
> I'm wondering, what's the fastest and easiest way to develop a site using FOSS tools?, and what I mean by site is
> user name Login
> Database driven
> easily administrable
> I'm thinking more along the lines of a framework where your not tied to a specific platform. It would be great if people could cite examples.
> I not wanting people all to list Drupal etc. , I'm looking at a lower level, e.g. PHP rails etc.?
But which lower level? PHP or Rails? PHP is a language. Rails is a framework. The fastest way to get any site up and running is to use something pre-packaged such as Drupal, Wordpress, Joomla, whatever. But if none of those suit your needs, and you have to develop something yourself, then the fastest way will be to use a framework, provided the framework suits your needs.
So then the question is, which framework? That probably largely depends of your preferred language, which may depend on who you have available to develop. It also may depend on your deployment platform - it's rather easier to deploy an app. written with PHP than it is one using Rails though of course I'm not comparing like with like (language and framework again).
> This is more of a discussion question
What would be the object of such a discussion, other than the religious of course?
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