News Feed
Sections




News Archive
Looking for more information on how to do PHP the right way? Check out PHP: The Right Way

Server-Side Magazine:
Creating a PHP 5.3 Virtual Development Environment
July 21, 2009 @ 13:03:31

On the Server-Side Magazine site there's a recent post for the cutting edge developers out there that want to get to testing their code on PHP 5.3 but don't want to cause issues with their current environment. The solution? Install Ubuntu in a VirutalBox instance!

Since the official release of PHP 5.3 many developers want to test the new features out, but still don't want to mess with the old PHP installation. Same thing goes for me, I don't want to mess up my existing PHP installation yet, but eager to test namespaces, late static binding and closures. So let's create a virtual development environment using the latest software bundles.

They walk you through every step of the way - complete with screenshots - to get Apache 2, MySQL 5 and PHP all up and running inside of a VirtualBox running Ubuntu 9.04. You'll need to know a little bit about working with packages and compiling to get the job done (there's no official PHP 5.3 package yet) and be able to use your editor of choice to change a few values in configuration files.

1 comment voice your opinion now!
tutorial environment development ubuntu virtualbox


blog comments powered by Disqus

Similar Posts

PHPBuilder.com: File uploads made easy

DevShed: Parsing Web Document Nodes with the Tidy Library in PHP 5

PHPMaster.com: Using Facebook’s Realtime Updates and Subscription API

DevShed: Fetching Search Results as Serialized Arrays with Yahoo Web Services and PHP 5

Sameer Borate's Blog: Detecting duplicate code in PHP files


Community Events

Don't see your event here?
Let us know!


conference podcast framework community interview php7 performance extension series library symfony2 laravel introduction voicesoftheelephpant release opinion install version api example

All content copyright, 2015 PHPDeveloper.org :: info@phpdeveloper.org - Powered by the Solar PHP Framework