My goal is to setup a proper development environment using Ubuntu 16.04 to build Joomla extensions.
Until now I've just been zipping my extension and reinstalling it. That should drive anyone crazy.
As I sometimes also want to debug using Xdebug and I want to directly view the effect of my code changes I thought it would be nice to develop the extension directly inside the Joomla installation directory and then copy it back again to an extension.
They use Phing there as a build tool and propose some example build scripts for both development directions (from extension to Joomla installation directory and vice versa).
Then I found this Git repository: https://github.com/enav/phing-joomla-extension-builder. Which works and seems to be usable in tandem with Git.
Still, I'd like to know if someone already has come up with a more efficient and proven development environment?
Or maybe someone has some pointers for creating a sane development environment? I'm open to suggestions.
For anyone looking for the part about the file permissions issue: as suggested in the comments I've split up this question and placed it here: