Tom Jowitt has posted the second part of his series looking at setting up a streamlined PHP development environment in part two covering some of the basics of the build.
In the first part of this series we looked at setting up our Apache installation to make life easier. Now that the basics are sorted we can start looking at how to structure our development environment and run some basic build tasks using Phing.
He shows how to use the PEAR installer to get Phing installed (including all of its dependencies) and creating the base directory for it to use in your build. He includes the contents of some of the configuration files (available on github) to set up some properties and the steps to the build process in the build.xml. He explains each part of the build process and includes some screenshots of the end result.