Web Onboarding - Training - Overview

A guide to onboarding new employees regarding skills and environment.

Setting up your workstation

One of the first things you'll want to do on your first day is get your workstation setup. We start all new developers with a Mac OS X workstation that's setup blank. You'll need to do some legwork to get our development environment setup, which will help you learn how everything is connected.

Step 1: Get Admin Access

You will need admin access on your computer to use it for web development. You can do this two ways:
  1. Ask your supervisor to grant your regular account (e.g. cjmaio) admin access on the machine.
  2. Ask your supervisor to create and grant you an administrator account (e.g. cjmaio-a) admin access on the machine.
Regardless of which method you take, you need to have it completed before you move on to the next step. If you do not have admin access, go ahead and start on the learning tutorials until the access has been granted.

Step 2: Setup Your Workstation

To get up and developing quickly the process of downloading, installing, and configuring the development environment has been automated as much as possible. To begin open the terminal and issue the following commands:
cdgit clone git@git.sa.uwm.edu:lyonp/utilities.gitcd utilities/workstation_setup./setup.sh

Step 3: Getting WordPress

While you're working here, you'll likely be working on WordPress themes or plugins. We can setup a WordPress environment within Laravel Valet.
Follow these instructions to get WordPress setup on your machine.

Integrated Development Environment

MySQL / Oracle Database Manager

Learn and Improve Skills

Here are some home-made KB documents which are guides on learning the foundations of our web environment. You can also use these to continually improve your skills (especially the Laravel and AngularJS videos).

Internal Documentation and Best Practices

Getting an application started

When you are ready to work on your first application read the article above, Application Development Workflow.
When creating a Laravel project make sure to use our Shibboleth plugin for the users, groups, and user_group table. Shibboleth powers UWM's 1Login system and allows for handling authentication outside of the application.


Keywords:Saits, sa its, Student Affairs IT Services, onboarding, "new developer", "new student", environment, web, setup   Doc ID:45213
Owner:Paul L.Group:UW-Milwaukee Student Affairs IT
Created:2014-11-21 16:00 CDTUpdated:2017-07-10 12:06 CDT
Sites:UW-Milwaukee Student Affairs IT
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