Appendix B. Understanding and Setting Up Our Development Environment

In this appendix, we will go over the stack of technologies involved in running Magento and learn how to set up a proper environment for development. The following topics will be covered in this appendix:

  • LAMP virtual machine
  • Setting up and using VirtualBox
  • Setting up and using Vagrant
  • IDEs and version control systems

We will also learn how to set up a LAMP virtual machine from scratch and how to automate this process entirely using Vagrant and Chef.

LAMP from scratch

LAMP (Linux, Apache, MySQL, and PHP) is a solution stack of open source technologies that are used to build a web server and are the current standard for the running of Magento.

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