# Windows Dev Environment

Tue May 17 2016 01:19:30 GMT+0000 (UTC)

I have been spending quite a lot of time recently setting up a nice development environment on Windows, so I'd thought I'd document my setup for myself in the future or anyone stumbling upon this post.

## C:/Dev

So C:/Dev is where everything Dev related is going to be. I haven't cleaned mine up all the way yet, but it looks like this right now.

• Libraries is where C++ libs are stored right now, like Boost and OpenSSL
• Projects is just all the projects that I'm working on, excluding web ones, which go in Web/www for nginx
• Tools is where nginx, node, conemu, and other programs are stored.
• All other folders are programs that should be moved to Tools soon.

## Tools

I'm currently using ConEmu as my terminal emulator, replacing cmd. I also have a cygwin task set up so I have easy access to my cygwin shell, which isn't used too frequently.

For Web Development, I'm using:

• nginx, configured to use C:/Dev/Web for things
• php
I also have the bin directories of these tools in my PATH, as well as a bin directory for random scripts or executable.
That's about it for now. Basically, many tools aren't installed in Program Files anymore since it clutters things up in my opinion.