In the first chapter we developed our app only with the web2py admin. This is totally fine for little changes and it's good to know, that you can make fast improvements to your web applications - even if you are on the road and only have a computer with internet access at hand.
On the other hand if you want to be more productive you should use some more decent development tools.
In the following we will install tools that most web developers use:
- the text editor gedit
- the web browser Firefox with the Firebug-extension
- the version control system Mercurial