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Part 1: Essential Development Tools for becoming a web programmer

We will start our discussion by setting up a development environment. (This tutorial is a part of the series – “How to become a web programmer in 4 easy steps”)
For every budding web developer, it is extremely important to get himself/herself familiarised with the basic setup required for client-server architecture. On the client-side only a browser is needed. Since all operating systems come with at least a browser, we can concentrate on setting up the server part of the story.
Here’s what you will need:

  1. A server – most popular being Apache
  2. A programming language – PHP being the most popular among the many available
  3. A database manager – MySQL being the most popular

Besides their popularity, all of them are free to use.
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