In this new post to the SitePoint PHP blog editor Bruno Skvorc shares a chapter from the recently released Jump Start PHP Environments from SitePoint publishing. You can order a copy of your own here.
This chapter will focus on the application environment. We’ll also discuss *AMP bundles such as XAMPP and why they’re a poor choice; production /development parity; and performance and debugging.
The remainder of the post is broken up into these main sections and also discusses topics like:
- the differences between development, staging and production
- the "machine pollution" that comes with the *AMP bundles
- optimization tips about databases, front-end tools and caching
If this sample chapter was useful to you, be sure to check out and order the full book from the O'Reilly store.