[wp-hackers] Your development Setup

Brian Layman wp-hackers at thecodecave.com
Wed Jul 18 17:24:57 UTC 2012

Agreed. If it wasn't for gaming our 1090Ts would be a total waste!

Now the three 24" viewsonic LED monitors ARE actually useful for 
development and debugging.  Tailed error_log/spec/old code on one 
screen, working code on the next and browser on the third. It works.

Brian Layman

On 7/18/2012 1:09 PM, Steve Taylor wrote:
> *Most* of the stuff you need for WP development would be hard-pressed
> to have problems with anything but the lowest-end of current hardware
> setups. I'm not sure, but I reckon Apache + PHP + MySQL + an FTP
> client + a good editor have very low demands on a local dev
> environment.
> That said, after years loathing IDEs and all their "useful" features,
> I'm finding PhpStorm fantastic. And anything like this (e.g. Aptana,
> NetBeans, etc.) can become unusable on a very low-spec machine. My 4GB
> RAM ASUS netbook copes fine, but I wouldn't want anything much weaker.
> My desktop is an 8 GB RAM hex-core AMD Phenom II 3.2 GHz, but I got
> that for video editing. Certainly doesn't harm the usability of a big
> IDE though ;-)

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