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In this chapter we want to help you to set up an efficient working environment. There are some notes how to set up the development server to start with. After that there will be an explanation how to install the two TYPO3 Extensions extbase and fluid which this book is about. Furthermore we will give you some recommendations how set up your development environment (IDE), to have code completion and the IDE integrated Debugger right at your hand. A list of some more TYPO3 Extensions that might be helpful to you, will round up this chapter - including information from which sources to get them.
We assume that you already have some knowledge how to set up a TYPO3 environment and therefore we will concentrate on the installation of Extbase and Fluid and their related components.