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Chapter 2: Go Get the Tools! > Take Your Tools for a Test Drive

Take Your Tools for a Test Drive

Now that you've installed the tools, let's explore. The first thing to note is the new Developer folder at the top level of your hard drive. Go ahead and take a look. It is at the same level as your Applications folder. As you make your way down your programming path, you will spend a lot of time in the Developer folder.

Tip

Unix folks have created a very efficient system for describing where files live. Files and folders at the top level of your hard drive start with a slash character "/", which is followed by the file or folder name. Thus, we might refer to /Applications or /Developer. To dive deeper, add another slash and another file or folder name. For example, inside the Applications folder is a Utilities subfolder, and inside that is an application named Terminal. Unix folks would refer to the Terminal application using this path: /Applications/Utilities/Terminal.


  

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