Submitted by robbdavis on Sat, 09/27/2014 - 13:50
I just spent the afternoon re-thinking and re-evaluating my set up for developing Drupal sites on my local machine. Here's the hierarchy of the development tools in play:
I use a Macbook Pro which is linux based. I am thinking about making my next computer linux which will force me to improve my command line skills.
The LAMP stack
Drupal works best running on the classic mix of linux, apache, mysql, and php. Linux= the operating system, Apache = the server, MYSQL = the database, and PHP is the scripting language (that Drupal is built in).