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I am in the process of creating a web app, and I have decided to work with open-source technologies: LAMP stack + Ruby.
I want to be able to manage my server myself, but I know there is much to learn. E.g. the major differences between the major linux distros, need to be familiar with the command line, bash scripting, etc.
I love Chris Pine's book on Ruby, and was wondering what sites do you guys know of have some good video tutorials, good articles and good books (both printed and eBook) should I look at to get started?
I am fairly technical, have a computer science first degree. I just learned how to program, learned the basics of reg. expressions at the command line (grep), and stuff like that but that was 3 or 4 years ago. Haven't touched it much since. So would like a good refresher that is easy to read and tailored to people that are 'n00bs'.