Have you used Anvil before? Would you recommend it?

over 9 years ago from , Freelance designer and front end developer


I'm about to start a new project building an Angular app that is totally API based. Most of the other large frontend projects that I have done have used the Rails or Django so I didn't have to think too hard about my local development environment and how assets are accessed locally.

Since I don't have that luxury with this project, would you recommend using Anvil to serve up my assets locally or some other tool?


  • David KizlerDavid Kizler, over 9 years ago

    Can't speak to your particular use case, but I've used Anvil with Hammer for Mac and thought it was a good fast simple way to set up a local development environment for HTML/CSS static sites.

    My one problem with Anvil is that it doesn't play well with MAMP. So if you are also doing local WordPress development you need to install/uninstall POW every time you want to switch between Anvil and MAMP. (Anvil makes this easy to do, so it's just a minor frustration when you try to set up in MAMP and forget that Anvil is still connected.)

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