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There are 100s of LAMP Development Tools Available Today.

But if you are just getting into developing web apps using Linux-Apache-MySQL-php – or any variation on the theme – which tools should you choose as your go-to arsenal?

I’ve been developing LAMP stack apps for about 7 years now. These days, I teach and supervise as much as I code. But I’m a pretty experienced engineer.

Listed below are my favorites utilities and apps for newbie LAMP developers. They all have a bit of a learning curve that pays off later, when you burn the oil all night.

Five Gotta-Have LAMP Dev Tools

In order to develop LAMP/MAMP/XAMPP apps you’ll need at least five types of tools in your kit. These include:

  1. A local development environment (LDE)
  2. An integrated development environment (IDE)
  3. Database tools
  4. Internet
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seiko tv watch connector unit

Back in 1985, when I was 12 years old, my father (an engineer) brought home a watch we’d both seen in the James Bond film, Octopussy, together: the Seiko TV Watch. It was known at the time as “the world’s smallest TV” (I learned that the Guinness Book of World Records named it that in 1984).  It made a real impression on me at the time. I thought my father was the coolest.

The other day, I saw Octopussy again and thought I’d go check the attic to see if the unit Dad bought was still with his stuff in my attic.  Yes it was – and it was still in the original packaging!.

After researching online for a few hours, here’s what I learned about the first smart watch I ever owned … Read More

Learn How To Code In A New Language, At Your Own Pace

Here’s a list of interactive programming courses online. No matter what your interest, you should find something here.

Most of these courses are self-paced, interactive and lesson-based, so you can fit them into your busy schedule.

Website Language Lessons
http://nova.umuc.edu/~jarc/sdsd/ C++ Yes
http://4clojure.com/ Clojure Yes
http://tryclj.com/ Clojure Yes
http://css3please.com/ CSS No
http://dabblet.com/ CSS No
http://teamtreehouse.com/ CSS, HTML, JavaScript, Objective-C, XCode Yes, with payment
http://tinkerbin.com/ CSS, HTML, JavaScript No
http://w3schools.com/ CSS, HTML, JavaScript Yes
http://tryfsharp.org/ F# Yes
http://golang.org/ Go Yes
http://tryhaskell.org/ Haskell Yes
http://jsfiddle.net/ HTML, JavaScript No
http://codingbat.com/ Java, Python Yes
http://codecademy.com/ JavaScript Yes
http://codetowin.appspot.com/ JavaScript Yes
http://trybloc.com/ JavaScript, Ruby Yes
http://eloquentjavascript.net/ JavaScript Yes
http://learn.appendto.com/ JavaScript, jQuery Yes
http://ugcs.caltech.edu/~rona/tlisp/ Lisp No
http://try.ocamlpro.com/ OCaml Yes
http://repl.it/ 15+ Languages No
http://ideone.com/ 40+ Languages No
http://codepad.org/ 10+
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