Karl K: Not quite a USB stick, but I just used your tutorial to setup a development environment within a VMware instance on an external USB drive, having only to install the free VMware Player on another system to gain access to my env.
Edward: Very cool, I use VMWare quite a bit (in fact this whole workshop was done in a virtual machine actually using Virtual PC from Microsoft which is free to create machines and view them). I also then use RemotePC to access them which gives you the feel that you are on a real machine which can e.g. make non-standard mouse devices (Wacom Art Pad) perform better.
Karl K: You might want to add a comment box for the tutorial, overall, in addition to the per-step comment boxes. (Not sure if you'd want one at the beginning; at the end; or both.)
Karl K: Tutorial question: In the "manual" PHP dev install tutorial you say, "(You might also be interested in my fast and automatic version of this tutorial which uses XAMPP Lite to quickly install all of these components automatically.)"
*Does* the automated, more-bundled tutorial actually fully replicate the end-results of the manual install tutorial? From what I can tell, the automated install includes only a subset of the manual install, and is lacking: Subversion, TortoiseSVN & its Eclipse plug-in, Datapod -- plus the related example projects.
Edward: You are right, these tutorials are more like bread-crumb-trails for me to refer to again after I have installed something. If you want xampp lite with subversion you would just have to piece them together. I wouldn't install TortoiseSVN again, it leaves too many meta files around in your directories, and the eclipse plug-in has been superceded by the all-in-one PDT install. I leave both tutorials up though since they might be useful to someone in some context, in part or whole.
Karl K: And thanks very much for keeping them in place. They provide a great start.
: I am relatively new to PHP development trying to learn how to develop web applications with Drupal. I've always been interested in using Eclipse but have never been able to install it. After going through your tutorial i was able to install it in less than 15 minutes. The tutorial was great. Thank you very much. And a question for you, where in the world do you find the time to learn all you know. Great job keep it up. reply
: Thanks VERY much for all the time and effort you put into documenting this. Saved me an hour at least I'm sure! reply
: The whole tutorial made it very simple to install and to understand... PROVIDED I followed the instructions. It took me two days to install everything because I started with xampp instead of xampplite (too much excitement at the possibility of getting the dev environment up and running). I live in the US and like to think I'm bi-lingual: English and Bad English. I was in my Bad English mode. Once I stopped, slowed down and READ everything, it was a 30-40 minute setup.
Mr. Tanguay, I sincerely appreciate your work on this tutorial, and giving it away like this. The price was right (I'm cheap), but I got much more than I bargained for. Thanks again.
: I live in France and i'd like to congrate you for your tutorial. It's very clear and very simple to understand ! reply
: This was an excellent tutorial. Exactly what I was looking for. reply
: Thanks so much for an excellent tutorial.Looking forward to your other tutorials. reply
: What a fantastic tutorial, I had my environment up and running in no time. I only discovered eclipse yesterday while looking for an open source replacement for Dreamweaver and I'm blown away at the features it offers! Looking forward to working my way through your other tutorials. reply
: Excellent tutorial. Thanks for making it available! reply
: Excellent! Thanks.
Let me suggest you to add an step that explains how to deploy the developed application onto another server. reply
: Wow It took me days figuring out how to make apache php mysql and phpmyadmin to wok together and it was all in vain but when I bumped into this great tutorial I have the environment in just mins. Though I still prefer to use dreamweaver. Tnx for this tuts you guys look great !!! reply
: i have gone from dreamwaever to notepad to notepad++ to visual studio - last night i insatlled quantra fro linux sucks.... im getting this and following ur tut - its ace reply
: Thanks! This was the best XAMPP and Eclipse tutorial I could find. Exactly what I was looking for. reply
: Thanks - this is a great tutorial! If only all were as clear and well explained as yours! :-) reply
: Thank you very much. This is the greatest and most complete tutorial I've ever seen. Thank you for the time and effort on completing this great howto. Cheers! reply
: tutorial? yeah right. this was outright hand-holding. i would have paid for this! reply
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: Great tutorial - very clear, illustrated and easy to follow through the steps. I used it to setup my first PHP-environment that I am going to use for developing TYPO3-extensions. Thanks for that support. Good job! reply