If you are new to web development and are interested in using Joomla!, you may have used Google to try and find info to help you out. You may have done a search for “joomla development” or “joomla development tools” and got Setting up your workstation for Joomla! development as one of the results. This explains how to set up XAMPP and Eclipse on Windows, Linux and OS X. Now this document has some extremely useful information for people looking to get started. They even state that there are many possible configurations of environments for developing for Joomla!. I’m going to talk about how I have my environment setup for web development.