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Drupal 7 Development by Example Beginner's Guide by Kurt Madel

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Chapter 1. Getting Set up

In this chapter, we will focus on setting up a development environment, so that you can begin writing the code for a Drupal-powered website, and we will explore some other aspects of what it means to be a Drupal developer.

In this chapter, we will:

  • Install and configure the settings for a web server, PHP, and the MySQL database
  • Install and use Git
  • Install and use Drush
  • Install Drupal 7
  • Install the Aptana IDE, and set up a PHP-based Drupal project
  • Explore http://drupal.org/ from a developer's perspective

So let's get started and get a Drupal development environment set up so we can move onto some cool development examples in the following chapters.

Installing an Apache, MySQL, and PHP stack

Although you can use a number of different ...

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