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Nathaniel Sigrist <[log in to unmask]>
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Or you could grab php zend.  Php is already an extensive language with a lot off functions built into it.  Zend has even more functionality if you are really lazy :-)  (all free of course).  Ruby has been growing in popularity and has a large following with plenty of published books.  If you are looking for support check out stackoverflow.com

Craig Gjerdingen <[log in to unmask]> wrote:

>I don't know if you're open to it, but I'm pretty partial to Microsoft .Net 
>framework and platform stack.
>Pretty much everything from the front end to the back end is totally 
>integrated. It is a wonderful developer/designer experience.
>Additionally, these tools are all available for NO additional cost to you as UMN 
>staff. But you have to ask for Visual Studio 2010 professional edition from 
>[log in to unmask] because they don't list it on 
>https://download.software.umn.edu/ any more (now it is in netfiles)
>In particular the combination of the powerful Visual Studio 2010 IDE, .Net 
>framework 4.0, Entity Framework or NHibernate, and ASP.Net MVC 2 are a 
>formidable offering. Again all of this has NO added cost to you. It's all free.
>There are a ton of IOC and ORM offerings in the .Net space so you can easily 
>choose one to your liking.
>MEF and Unity (dependency injector) are fairly cool too.
>Support, Training, Developer Communities, Books, knowledgeable consultants, 
>campus expertise, 3rd party vendors are all available. 
>One configuration you might want to look at to get started (where someone 
>else has done the work of picking the pieces for you) would be to look at 
>http://SharpArchitecture.net/ which is stored on GitHub at 
>Before you choose Ruby/Rails I suggest you investigate deployment difficulties.