Modern development frameworks and environments are targeted so readers can adapt to them to their own needs
Mechanics of the web are demystified so readers will better understand the tools they are supporting
Apache Essentials leads you through a complex topic in easy to follow iterative steps
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About this book
Take a friendly, non-technical approach to installing, configuring, and maintaining a web server for development and testing on Mac OS, Linux, and Windows. This new edition uses straightforward language to demystify the mechanics of the web, leading the reader through a complex topic via simple, iterative steps. The book reflects current, relevant Apache configurations and web application frameworks, and prepares the reader for working in professional web development environments.
You'll begin by reviewing a brief history of Apache that focuses on the necessary foundation to understand what these web servers are and why they are used. You'll then install a basic Apache setup on your operating system that loads a static HTML file for display in a browser. Next you'll work through progressively more detailed configurations towards a modern, secure application development environment for the two most commonly implemented development frameworks: a PHP-based framework such as Laravel or a NodeJS application.
In the end, Apache Essentials, second edition will show novice web developers and UX professionals how to quickly and confidently build and test their website changes safely and securely.What You'll Learn
- Install and configure Apache to support your development
- Support common development frameworks using specific configuration guides
- Set up a secure web server for testing
- Use logs for troubleshooting and why that’s important
Who This Book Is For
UX professionals who are looking for a more technical foundation to inform their work
Front-end developers who want to set up a quick development environment. Junior developers who are expanding their knowledge of DevOps. Bootcamp graduates who need a better understanding of the systems they are using
Authors and Affiliations
Port Coquitlam, Canada
Darren James Harkness
About the author
Like most of the world, Darren James Harkness started his coding career with “Hello world!” on a computer he bought himself at the local office supply store. Originally registered as a computer science major, he quickly learned there might be a different way to participate in technology better suited to his skill set than hard coding. From that point on Darren turned to writing for the web, writing about the web, and managing smart people who do the same. He has never looked back.
Darren lives in the lower mainland of British Columbia where he still spends too much time online, much to the chagrin of his partner, son, cat, and scruffy dog.
Book Title: Apache Essentials
Book Subtitle: Install, Configure, Maintain
Authors: Darren James Harkness
Publisher: Apress Berkeley, CA
Copyright Information: Darren James Harkness 2022
Softcover ISBN: 978-1-4842-8323-3Published: 31 August 2022
eBook ISBN: 978-1-4842-8324-0Published: 30 August 2022
Edition Number: 2
Number of Pages: XX, 187
Number of Illustrations: 16 b/w illustrations