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Setting up a Unix Development Environment, Based on Personal Experience

Setting up a Unix Development Environment, Based on Personal Experience

PHP / Some Framework (Total time, 2 days) Step 1:  Check out the code
git clone user@repohost:user/Repo.git

Step 2:  Watch it crash and burn with helpful debug info displayed

Fatal error: Uncaught exception 'Exception'

Step 3:  Seek help from other developer who doesn't get back to you for 3 hours.

Step 4:  Seek help from an authority on the matter (Google)

Step 5:  Recompile PHP, cause that worked for one guy on Google Code 9 years ago

Step 6:  See Step 2

Step n:  Lose all hope

Step n+1:  Turns out the codebase depended on ...

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