Hi I'm starting to learn perl. I've PHP experience, and I mainly want to learn basic Perl with mySQL interactions.
In class we logged onto school linux accounts remotely to run commands, edit .cgi files in place, or upload, all on the temp webhosting server. We add a 'd' suffix to turn on debugging.
Now I'm testing on x10hosting. How do people debug, run etc? Right now I upload my perl .cgi file each time to test. No debug messages, no idea syntax correctness, I only see a working page or ERROR. Also, mysql has its own online pseudo commandline.
So I'm wondering for both perl and mySQL, is it better to test remotely or locally, and what to setup on my machine (cygwin? fake sql perl simulators? a complete server on my laptop? dual boot to a prebuilt ISO of ubuntu server?) :eek4: