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Discussion on: Local Set-Up: Check!

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Aaron McCollum

What is a local environment? Was this like downloading languages onto your computer and adjusting settings in your code editor?

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Alex Morton Author

Hi Aaron - good question! It's basically setting up the projects you're working on in your own code editor and making sure you have any outside programs that are also necessary for the projects.

So, for instance, yesterday I set up our team's website and app on my computer/VSCode - in general, this can be done by cloning the project into your own computer through Git/GitHub.

Because we're using Rails, I needed to install Rails and PostgreSQL (for Rails databases) onto my own computer. To install PostgreSQL, I just downloaded it from their website and got it running through a terminal in Ubuntu.

Does that make sense? I know it can seem very confusing!!!

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Aaron McCollum

Yep, this makes sense! I had always heard developers talking about it but never really knew what that meant. Thanks for the explanation!

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Alex Morton Author

Of course!!!