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Ten Linux Commands Every Web Developer Should Know

May 03, 2010, 13:34 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by W. Jason Gilmore)


Re-Imagining Linux Platforms to Meet the Needs of Cloud Service Providers

"In the early days of the Web, you could build an appealing portfolio with little more than a basic understanding of HTML and a server-side scripting language such as PHP. Although these days the learning curve for developing websites remains remarkably shallow, the industry's growing complexity requires today's professional developer to embrace a variety of technologies. For many developers, this shift hasn't come willfully; in fact, many developers still choose to limit their interaction with the Web server to uploading files via an FTP client. This approach leaves developers unable to manage website assets effectively, monitor server performance, and easily carry out other tasks that are otherwise time-consuming and tedious.

"In this article, I'll introduce you to 10 indispensable Linux commands that can make your web development work much easier and even more enjoyable. Whether you prefer to limit your Linux exposure to the occasional SSH session, or have recently switched your desktop operating system to a Linux distribution such as Ubuntu, these 10 commands will hopefully prompt you to begin making your own investigations into the power of the Linux command-line."

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