Geeking out with WAMP

Just installed WAMP on my new HP Pavillion laptop today. It runs Vista 64 and has 4GB of RAM. I plan to learn PHP, starting off with lessons on the excellent Lynda.com.

The intro to the lesson advises uses WAMP to install and run Apache, MySQL, and PHP under Windows. So I did. Then I played around, and installed WordPress. This took a little bashing around because, as often happens, the docs are not always clear. But I got it working, so now I can test WordPress changes before uploading them to my main blog plus, and maybe more importantly, I now have a much better idea how WordPress is configured.

Hadn’t played around with programming for a while. Feels real good to get back to it.

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2 thoughts on “Geeking out with WAMP

  1. Hi Bob,

    I wanted to thank you for the lynda.com mention and let you know that we are glad to have you in our learning community. Hope the PHP training goes well and you continue to ‘geek out’ with WAMP and your new skills.

    Happy Learning!

    Steve
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    Steve Johnson
    Sr. Online Marketing Manager

    lynda.com

    Helping you learn, master and apply digital tools and techniques.

  2. Thanks for the comment.

    I’ve used Lynda.com for years. The FrontPage class was invaluable, as have been others. For those who may not know, it’s a flat rate of $25 a month for unlimited, high quality classes.

    (I know Lynda’s dad. One day, quite a while back, he posted on the BBS we were on, I don’t quite understand what’s going on but my daughter Lynda just released her first book and it’s #8 on Amazon tech books. True story!)

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