So, two questions, really...

  • What are your recommendations for Ubuntu application development resources? The YouTube video on the Ubuntu website was a great start, but I'm looking for some more in-depth information.
  • What is the best tool to maintain persist data for an Ubuntu application. Let's say, for instance, that I was writing an app to keep track of a baseball card collection; what is the best tool to use to maintain this data? I'm assuming it will be some sort of database system, but I'm just wondering which is the preferred/recommended for beginner Ubuntu developers.