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Developer Tools

Source Control

These tools are used to help coordinate developer changes to projects.

  • Git (Used to track and merge changes to code)
  • Bitbucket (GUI front-end to GIT. Allows for project specific permissions on projects)


Source Control Howtos:

Installing Git : http://git-scm.com/book/en/Getting-Started-Installing-Git

Git GUIs:

http://code.google.com/p/tortoisegit/ (Windows)



Local Development

Local development of WordPress has come a long way from the days of MAMP / WAMP. If you are comfortable using those tools, great! If on the other hand you are starting from scratch, I recommend taking a look at a few tools that have become popular, and in the case of VVV are geared specifically for WordPress development from the start:

  • Virtualbox (The Virtual Machine)
  • Vagrant (Tool to set up the Virtual Machine)
  • VVV (WordPress Specific instructions for Vagrant)




Front End Development Tools

  • Node (Run Javascript from the command line!)
  • Grunt (Task Runner – A Node module to perform certain tasks)
  • Sass (CSS pre-processor. Put your styles on steroids!)