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Ektron Developer's Guide: Building an Ektron Powered Website by Aniel Sud, Bill Rogers, Bill Cava

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Chapter 4. Configuring Your Development Environment

  • What do you need to configure your machine to use the Ektron Framework?

  • How do you install the Ektron Framework?

  • What else do you need to know when you install?

In order to follow along with this book's development samples, you'll need a few programs installed on your computer. This chapter covers the basic software requirements to develop for the Ektron Framework, followed by instructions on setting up the OnTrek starter site on your development machine, followed by a discussion about approaches for team development.

WHAT YOU NEED TO CONFIGURE YOUR MACHINE

Once your system is configured with the required software, you can install the Ektron Framework. The list of required software to run Ektron locally as a developer is not too long. You must have a copy of the following:

  • Windows with IIS 6.0 or greater and .NET Framework 3.5 or greater, along with a SQL Server 2005 or later instance available.

  • Visual Studio 2005 or later. Any text editor will work for developing .NET code, but Visual Studio provides IntelliSense and other features that are invaluable when working with code you are not familiar with.

  • Beyond that, you'll simply need a recent browser — Internet Explorer 7 or greater, or Firefox 2 or greater — and any Webkit browser such as Apple Safari or Google Chrome, supported by the Ektron Framework.

  • Visual Studio 2005 or later. Any text editor will work for developing .NET code, but Visual Studio provides IntelliSense and other features ...

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