I am VERY new to databases and I am looking to set up a simple shopping cart app, through my research it seems that my best bet would be to use MySQL (since this is also supported by my host) but I am not sure what application language to use.
It seems like ColdFusion would be the easiest to learn since it is tag based, but I a reading articles all over the web about how ColdFusion is dead... I figured before believing some blog I should ask the community of people who would know.
I want to learn these things, not just copy/paste something into the site to include an add-on or a PayPal button, but I don't know where to start. Ruby? Perl? Why so many languages? Ones on rails and another is on wheels...
I would love to get some opinions on this.