Handy Links for Establishing a Debian Development Environment
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Essential Software Every Software Developer Needs
I'm trying to keep my posts short, but if you want to learn more about a particular topic, I'd be happy to provide more information.
Before doing anything, update apt-get and install the build-essentials.
sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get install git-core curl build-essential openssl libssl-dev
Next, we need to set up an SSH key which the first link does well. And I usually install Ruby on Rails, which is optional.
Clone the node repo from GitHub by running the following.
git clone git://github.com/ry/node.git
Next, we need to install it :)
cd node ./configure make sudo make install
The terminal output will show whether everything went OK, but if you want to be sure, run
# man nodein the terminal.
# man node
Now Install NPM the Package Manager by running the following command
curl http://npmjs.org/install.sh | sudo sh npm -v
I like my API Docs generated, I'm OCD in my comment style, so I must have it.
Here's how I installed it
First, I needed a PHP module
## Plaase note you will need to use the correct php version number sudo su apt-get install php5-xsl php-pear graphviz pear channel-discover pear.phpdoc.org pear install phpdoc/phpDocumentor-alpha ## Now just run phpdoc -d . -t docs # And there ya go
To conclude, setting up a development environment with Debian requires installing essential software, an SSH key, NodeJS, and Ruby on Rails. Additionally, you can install the phpDocumentor two package to generate API documentation.
This is by no means everything needed to set up your environment that will depend on your project.
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