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Pro Drupal 7 for Windows Developlers by Brian Travis

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Appendix A. Windows Development Environment

For those developers who spend most of their coding time with Microsoft development tools, the world of *nix is probably a scary place. Drupal is written for the so-called LAMP stack, "Linux/Apache/MySQL/PHP." While it is possible to substitute Windows for Linux, it is a bit more difficult to substitute IIS for Apache, and even harder to substitute SQL Server for MySQL. And don't even think about replacing PHP with C# or Visual Basic. This appendix provides a step-by-step tutorial for setting up a debugging environment on your Windows workstation. My goal was to duplicate the development environment of Visual Studio, and this set-up gets about as close as you can.

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