😊 Just A Developer Reminiscing 😎

By Thomas Kaisuka | | Updated On: Mon, 04/26/2021 - 02:13

 Just A Developer Reminiscing

So  am looking through my hard drive (thanks to my friend Jonathan that named the partition 2Chainz immediately after we had purchased it) and i stumble upon my first XAMPP folder where it all started.
XAMPP stands for Cross-Platform (X), Apache (A), MariaDB (M), PHP (P) and Perl (P). It is a simple, lightweight Apache distribution that makes it extremely easy for developers to create a local web server for testing and deployment purposes.
Back then in 2013 the struggle was real because i had just lost my first laptop and i had to use an old Pentium 3 Desktop (yes, thats how bad it was) to get my web work going. Its the same time i remembered i needed a hard drive to backup all my work.

The reason why i refer to my XAMPP folder is because i used to carry the whole damn folder each time i travelled to present to a client their website. (Only developers will know the struggle). Well, no one would let me install the likes of "catalina" and co. on their computers, so i had to run the damn thing from my hard drive. 
Mind you some of these guys had insane firewalls and massive port conflicts from Skype and "Catalina", "Tomcat"....couldn't get running(so frustrating). And i had no cloud server to help me demonstrate my sandboxes.

As you can see all the magic started with a simple Wordpress installation thanks to advice from Remo Sam. Well i despise wordpress so much nowadays, so its story dies here.

D5 (Drupal folder) was inspired by the Lil' Wayne Dedication 5 Mixtape that was playing when i set up my first Drupal installation.
Timothy folder was inspired by my brother who was wondering what the F i was up to at that time.

My First XAMPP

Well more than 4 years later am jotting this down on a MacBook Pro Core i7 with 16 GB of ram and well i just can't help but laugh at old times.