Saucy Salamander Cookbook

Ubuntu Desktop 13.10, also known as “Saucy Salamander” was recently released. This article provides a “no frills” recipe for building a LAMP (Linux, Apache, MySQL, PHP) development environment on Salamander, including OpenJDK and NetBeans IDE. The entire environment is housed in a VirtualBox VM running on Windows 7. We’ll finish up by cloning the VM for a particular project.

Installing WordPress on Ubuntu Desktop

WordPress is one of the most popular open-source blogging and content management systems in use today with millions of users. This article describes the installation and basic configuration of WordPress 3.6.1 on Ubuntu Desktop. In the process, we’ll demonstrate how to extract the software, how to set file ownership and permissions, how to create a MySQL database, and how to configure Apache mod_rewrite for WordPress Permalinks.

Installing MySQL on Ubuntu Desktop

MySQL is the most popular open source database management system in use today and is a component of the LAMP architecture (Linux, Apache, MySQL, PHP). In this article we complete the LAMP stack by installing MySQL on our Ubuntu Desktop virtual machine. I’ll demonstrate how to install MySQL Server as well as a couple of useful development/administration tools: phpMyAdmin and MySQL Workbench. I’ll also walk through the creation of a basic Web page that tests the integration of the components.