Past Meetup

DrupalJax January Meetup (#11): Building a killer PHP/Drupal dev environment


Getting back on track with presentations for January.

Agenda for January meetup:

-Q&A, Introductions

-Presentation: Building a kickass Drupal dev environment. Jitesh Doshi of SpinSpire ( will go over building a local environment for beginners and more advanced high performance environments:

Will cover:

Web server: Nginx ( instead of Apache Database server: MariaDB ( instead of MySQL Installing WPN-XM ( package that includes most of the above. IDE - either Eclipse ( or NetBeans ( Database client - HeidiSQL ( instead of MySQL-Admin Command shell - Git Bash ( instead of Putty, because you need to SSH, but you also need to work locally. Settings up XDebug ( for interactive debugging Using SSH tunnel ( for remote database session as well as PHP debugging session Setting up VMs with VirtualBox ( and TurnkeyLinux ( ... and more ... - February topics (Sign up and give ideas at: )

LOCATION: This month we will at offices in Southpoint. Heather Canada will be hosting at First Coast Weddings and Events.

4237 Salisbury Rd Suite #209
Jacksonville, FL[masked] (

Street View:

Google Hangout: This meetup will be broadcast on Google Hangout. I'll post the URL when we start the event here in a comment and in the #drupal IRC channel.