Setting Up A Solid Local Dev Environment
I recently gave a well received presentation about how to setup a great development environment on your workstation. Variations of this presentation were given at , BFusion 2008 (Bloomington, IN), (London, England), and the CFMeetup (online). As you can see I have been racking up the miles. Here is a description of the presentation:
Learn about how you can setup a local development environment that closely mimics your production system. In this session we will discuss how to setup a multiple instance install of ColdFusion with Apache virtual hosts along with a great combination of Eclipse plugins. Couple this setup with a test database powered by MySQL and a solid source code control system and you have a powerful development environment setup on your workstation. Finally, learn how to automate deployment with ant to make your setup consistence across all your team members' machines.