Developing for Drupal... on a Windows Machine

Track: 
Coder
Experience: 
Beginner

This session will show you how to setup an efficient development environment on your Windows machine, no prior Linux knowledge required.

"Linux!? I don't want to dual boot... I don't want to re-format.... I want to use my favorite Windows Programs!!!"
Don't worry! We're not dual-booting, not re-formatting, we're not even going to leave Windows.

Here's what you'll learn:

  • What is Virtualization?
  • Setting up a VirtualBox development environment
  • Introduction to Linux (Ubuntu specifically)
  • Developing on Ubuntu... from Windows

You'll learn how to use your favorite apps on Windows to develop sites on your own private virtual server.

If we have extra time we'll go through some other time-saving tricks such as code snippets.

Intended audience: 

Drupal Developers who primarily use Windows and don't want to, or can not, change Operating Systems.

Questions answered by this session
Question 1: 
What is a Virtualization?
Question 2: 
Why do I need to run a Virtual Machine, can't I just run WAMP?
Question 3: 
How do I setup an environment on Ubuntu?
Question 4: 
How can I edit a file on my Windows with my familiar IDE and then have it run on Ubuntu?
Question 5: 
How do I install popular development tools like Drush on my Virtual Ubuntu?
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Comments

Duplicate?

This sounds very similar to http://chicago2011.drupal.org/sessions/virtualize-drupal-develop-powerfu...

Perhaps the two of you could get together and merge into one uber-session?

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