When you start developing professionally, the time spent developing your projects is something that you should try to keep to a minimum. Less time means more projects, which means more profitability. When you have the correct tools, it can save valuable time.
We'll take a look at some of the most popular tools that are used across the Web and try and see how each product fits into our workflow. You should never be afraid to change your workflow, for the better of course.
Everyone has their preference when it comes to choosing a developing environment. Windows being the most popular, a lot of people get started on Windows and stay on it. Some people lean towards Mac OS X for its ease of use. Then there are those who are security-conscious, or perhaps firm believers in the open source community, and choose Linux. Linux also offers a good place to learn about server setup. Most modern hosting companies use Linux servers for PHP and HTML websites.