I got really behind proof-reading and finalizing these notes. So, I’m publishing them after I already installed the next version. Better late than never, right?
I use Virtualbox to run Windows and some development virtual machines.
sudo apt install virtualbox
Then, I went to File > Host Network Manager and clicked the “Create” button because some of my machines rely on vboxnet0.
sudo apt install \ vim \ vim-gtk3 \ git-cola \ meld
- Vim (gtk version is for the Gvim – Gui): The improved Vi editor. It’s handy to be used to the key combinations for when I get to work on servers at work.
- Git-Cola: is a Gui for Git, and it will also install Git as a dependency
- Meld: a text compare tool
To setup Git, I ran the following commands:
git config --global user.name "my name" git config --global user.email firstname.lastname@example.org
I’ve been using Visual Studio for my Angular Development. I could use it for Flutter development, but I prefer Android Studio for that. I just downloaded the deb package from the website.
sudo apt install ~/Downloads/code_1.58.2-1626302803_amd64.deb
I have a few extensions that I have been installing. They are quick to install using Ctrl+P and then these commands:
- ext install johnpapa.angular-essentials
- ext install humao.rest-client
- ext install raagh.angular-karma-test-explorer
- ext install hbenl.vscode-jasmine-test-adapter
- ext install dart-code.flutter
I use Node JS here and there for different projects. Here’s what I did to install it…
sudo apt install nodejs sudo apt install npm sudo npm install npm@latest -g sudo npm install -g gulp sudo npm install -g grunt sudo npm link @angular/cli
I’m finding that I enjoy Flutter most these days. I referred to the instructions as I installed.
I used the snap method to install it:
sudo snap install flutter --classic
First things first, I had to run flutter doctor. That downloads the biggest part of flutter.
I installed the “additional Linux requirements”:
sudo apt-get install clang cmake ninja-build pkg-config libgtk-3-dev
I downloaded Android Studio from the website. I just installed it by extracting it into the bin directory:
mkdir ~/bin/studio tar -xzvf ~/Downloads/android-studio-ide-202.7486908-linux.tar.gz -C ~/bin/studio
Once extracted, I used the menu editor (MenuLibre) to create a launcher:
- command: ~/bin/studio/android-studio/bin/studio.sh
- icon: ~/bin/studio/android-studio/bin/studio.svg
To allow the programs to run on the Linux desktop, I ran this command:
flutter config --enable-linux-desktop
MySQL and PHP
I use MySQL and PHP on the backend of several projects. To make it easy to develop with those, I installed both this way:
sudo apt install mariadb-server-10.5 \ php7.4-fpm \ php-mysql \ composer
Note: By doing php7.4-fpm instead of just php7.4, it avoids installing the whole Apache web server.
Rather than restoring the database from my old computer, I’ll just do a refresh from my production server. I did have to prep the database:
sudo mysql create database matthew; CREATE USER 'newuser'@'localhost' IDENTIFIED BY 'password'; GRANT ALL PRIVILEGES ON * . * TO 'newuser'@'localhost';