Setting Up A Local Joomla! Component Development Environment
Joomla! development is often done locally using an integrated development environment or IDE installed on a PC desktop or laptop. I feel it is the preferred development environment and one reason is security. Security can be obtained on a server but the effort can be kept to a minimum providing a good firewall is being used along with anti-malware software that is scanning in the background. Testing on a server is mandatory before delivering any project but developing locally with the following suggested setup greatly reduces the time required to build Joomla! and WordPress web sites. It does the same for your own development projects. I have added a component I am very excited about which also speeds up the development process greatly called Joomla! Component Builder.