2. Getting Started

“The secret of getting ahead is getting started.”

Mark Twain

As we will demonstrate throughout this book, having the right environment (local or for your automated builds) is crucial to the success of any development project. If a workstation has the right tools and is set up properly, developing on that workstation can feel like a breath of fresh air. Conversely, a poorly set up environment can suffocate any developer trying to use it.

We’re not going to write any of our own code in this chapter. Instead, we’re going to focus on the bare minimum set of tools needed so that when we do get to write code in the next chapter, it will be easy and relaxing.

In this chapter, we are going to:

Install Git, and ensure we have a GitHub ...

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