Old school app developer looking for some tool guidance
Can anyone point me to some introductory material on open source tools for web development? My initial thought is to use *AMP (WAMP at work and MAMP at home) - this I have a handle on, as I am very familiar with databases and, to a certain extent, web servers, Eclipse (which I have some small experience with), MySQL Workbench (a real data modeler - shades of Erwin!), and git (eGit?). I heard about Homebrew on Jen Simmons podcast and thought "maybe I will need that", but I don't even understand the first sentence of the Formula Cookbook - what is FOO? Oh, and I am new to the Mac world (only a year in), after a lifetime on the PC, so I am handicapped by that too.
Anyway - any help on the Open Source and Tool front would be well appreciated.
Most gracious thanks,