When I first started coding PHP websites, I was using Emacs on a Linux computer. Then I switched to UltraEdit on Windows. I had a Linux server on the local network running Apache with PHP and MySQL. My projects were on the server and I was accessing the files through Samba. When developing locally, I switched my hosts file in order to point my website’s hostname to my local server instead of the production one. I was using FTP to put files online. Today I’m using a much more evolved approach as the following describes…
Websites need to load as quickly as possible. The results of Internet connections being faster and faster is that we can’t stand anymore waiting for a page to load. We’re used to speed and if the page doesn’t load, I’ll just close the tab and go somewhere else.
I’ve been looking for a way to automatically minimize JS and CSS files upon save in Eclipse in my PHP projects… finally found out how to do it!