I am a bit past the newbie stage, and have got my first site up and running and generally making progress with WP.
I have also set up WAMP server and can access my test site OK, and can get to my MySql console fine.
I am now learning about the Loop and basic functions, (using the codex and web articles) When I want to test out a bit of code I am doing the following:
1: I have copied a theme template in my test theme folder to experiment on
2: I am typing the code snippets into the template using my Text editor (sublime 2)
3: I save the theme and then preview the post or page in my test WP site to see what effect the code changes have made.
Is this the best way to develop / test (and learn)?
Or should I be using something else - say console based approach or other tools?
How do developers set things up?