Before we go any further, it's important we use some tools in order to be more productive when building our code and our applications. There are many editors in the market we can use to write code. Let's review some of them that will be useful in this book.
XAMPP is an open source distribution of Apache that contains MySQL, PHP, and Perl, and is easy to install and easy to use. XAMPP can provide us with a local web development environment that is easy to handle without the need to test on a public server or hosting.
XAMPP is available for Windows (32-bit), Linux, and OS X versions and you can download XAMPP at https://www.apachefriends.org/index.html.
WAMP is another free package containing Apache, MySQL, and PHP, especially ...