I switched from developing using Vagrant with VVV to using the new Mac app Pressmatic. I’ve been very happy, and so has my Mac—the dev environment runs much faster and my computer has been working a lot less. Less fan noise is good.
The server environment that Pressmatic uses don’t have some basic stuff that I needed to maintain compatibility with my setup. This is a running list of items that I’ll update as I come across more requirements:
apt-get install wget subversion curl php5-cli git apt-get update
To set up unit testing, we’ll need to do a few more things. The following are taken from Tom McFarlin’s great article on unit testing with Pressmatic.
# Make sure required libraries are installed apt-get install curl php5-cli git # Install Composer curl -sS https://getcomposer.org/installer | php -- --install-dir=/usr/local/bin --filename=composer # Tell Composer what version of PHPUnit to run composer global require "phpunit/phpunit=4.8.*" # Tell the server where to find Composer export PATH="$PATH:$HOME/.composer/vendor/bin"
Oh My Zsh!
I love Oh My Zsh; it’s a simple way to make your shell console a lot better. A big must-have for me is improved directory navigation: I don’t want to prefix changing directories with
cd [...]; just let me type
Here’s the code to install it:
apt-get install zsh # Install oh-my-zsh sh -c "$(wget https://raw.github.com/robbyrussell/oh-my-zsh/master/tools/install.sh -O -)"
Then restart your console and you should be running Zsh. If not, type
2 replies on “Restoring VVV functionality to Pressmatic”
Have you checked out https://www.themejuice.it? It’s like Pressmatic, but seems to be closer to VVV. The transition was easier for me. I switched after Pressmatic fell short on support requests.
I’m now using Local by Flywheel, who purchased Pressmatic. They’ve been updating it more. Theme Juice looks very cool, though.