Is actually pretty nice on Ubuntu 8.04.
There are a lot of web development tools,

LAMP is easy to set up. Not via the
distro, but by using XAMPP. which works on\ almost any
distro as a download and install. No instructions really
needed to link MySQL to Apache, and then install MySQLAdmin.

ROR, JSP, PHP 4/5, and Python are supported.

I am not a python programmer, but they sure have '
a lot of tools.