Setting up your workstation for Joomla development
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Revision as of 16:52, 14 October 2012 by Enav
This is a trial to better structure all the wiki pages around developing on and with joomla. Such as:
- Setting up your workstation for PHP development. A similar step-by-step guide for general PHP development environment (with some more choices and info).
- Setting up your workstation for Joomla! development. A complete step-by-step guide to installing the Eclipse IDE on your local workstation for Joomla! development.
Installing a web server
Installing a typical web server environment is very easy with following AMP-packages (Apache, MySQL, PHP).
- XAMPP (Mutliple OS)
- LAMP (Linux)
- WAMP (Windows),. A good choice for for a local server environment for windows is WampServer.
- MAMP (Macintosh / OS X) MAMP by living-e AG may be a good choice.
If you want use XDebug for debuggin, you'll need to tune php settings
Installing an IDE / Editor (and debugging)
- Eclipse IDE
- Komodo Edit
- UltraEdit, Notepad++, ...
Installing a version control
SVN (Subversion) will allow you to keep your Joomla! code up to date with the latest changes, to test patches and to participate in bug squashing.
Details on how to work with the JoomlaCode repository are located on the Joomla! Developers site.
- Working with git and github/My first pull request - The way of the current Joomla! code base.
- Installing Subverson on Eclipse for Joomla! development - The old way of the Joomla! code base.
- Installing and using Tortoise SVN
- Video tutorial (Nur Aini Rakhmawati) on using JoomlaCode SVN with EasyEclipse (Linux, OS X and Windows).
Installing a build mechanism
- Phing It's possible that Phing can use al ant files (needs confirmation though)
- Setting up your workstation for extension development (build with Phing)
- Extension development using eclipse and phing This article explains one way in which you can set up your workstation for writing Joomla! extensions. It assumes that you are using Eclipse and that you are familiar with using Eclipse for working with Joomla! and Subversion. For more information about the basics of getting started with Eclipse for Joomla! development.
Help is appreciated finding related pages and making these pages less redundant.