I am really enjoying my time with my Spark and have mostly focused on accessing the cloud via a dedicated REST client which works fine but is a bit kludgy. (It is good for testing, but it is not terribly intuitive.)
I want to graduate to provide a basic (and maybe in the future more advanced) web interface and am pondering the best language to start with. My knowledge is a couple of years old and previously revolved around PHP and Active Server Pages. More recently, I have spent some time with Python.
This brings me to my question, I am hobbyist and am not looking for large scale enterprise class type stuff, but want something that works reasonably rapidly and efficiently. I just wrote an app that relies on Python to access data from the Spark Cloud and then PHP to present information. (PHP calls the scripts and then outputs the results on a web page.) However, this approach feels inefficient. (<- Could be over-thinking this! )
Is there another language or strategy that I should think about? I have been exploring Django, but it seems to do far more than I need. On the flip side, perhaps I should just stick with PHP/Python for now since I am fairly comfortable with it.
Any thoughts or opinions are appreciated!