Prerequisites Before Getting Started
Before getting started with this series, you need to have a clear understanding of the following concepts to enable you to be successful with this series:
- UNIX Philosophy
- Basic command line experience
- High School Algebra
If for whatever reason you are not completely comfortable with the above requirements, I have provided some resources for you to get you going before getting started with this series.
Setting Up Your Development Environment
The development environment that you decide to work on will dictate a large portion of your overall happiness as a programmer. Choosing the right platform and the right text editor could be one of the reasons why you choose to keep working as a programmer or decide to move on to the next great thing. The right choice will vary with everyone’s circumstances as it is based on your current needs and budget.
Before getting started with this series please complete the following series.
Throughout this series, you will learn the in’s and out’s of multiple development environments, text editors (Vi, Vim, Atom, Sublime, Brackets), understand how to work with local, virtual and private clouds (VirtualBox, Vagrant, Cloud9), you will also learn how to automate the most common task using the command line. But most importantly you will have a good understanding of what to look for when you are creating your “ideal” development environment.
- Operating System: Windows, Linux, or OSX
- Hardware: a minimum of 2GB of free memory and 4GB of free Hard Drive space
- Internet Connection
- Modern Web Browser: (Chrome, Firefox, or Internet Explorer)
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