Can anyone point me to some introductory material on open source tools for web development? My initial thought is to use *AMP (WAMP at work and MAMP at home) - this I have a handle on, as I am very familiar with databases and, to a certain extent, web servers, Eclipse (which I have some small experience with), MySQL Workbench (a real data modeler - shades of Erwin!), and git (eGit?). I heard about Homebrew on Jen Simmons podcast and thought "maybe I will need that", but I don't even understand the first sentence of the Formula Cookbook - what is FOO? Oh, and I am new to the Mac world (only a year in), after a lifetime on the PC, so I am handicapped by that too.
Anyway - any help on the Open Source and Tool front would be well appreciated.
Most gracious thanks,
Hi iseabail, welcome to the forums.
For years I got along using my remote server, plain old notepad, and a few browsers (IE, NS, Opera and Firefox)
Having a localhost server is a big improvement over needing to FTP every time you tweak.
I use Notepad++ now, much better.
I still test in several browsers, though chrome has replaced NS
I used to have XAMPP but now I have each (Apache, MySQL, PHP, Perl) installed separately.
BTW - "foo" is only a generic "whatever" same as "bar" and "baz".
I am just getting used to using Workbench after years of phpMyAdmin, but a db tool is essential even if only the command line.
Other than those basics, I guess an IDE like Netbeans or Eclipse would help.
uh, what were you asking?