For Windows users, there are different text editors as well, but Notepad++ is the most used and recommended one.
Choosing an editor depends on your computer's habits, so there is no exact solution or recommendation for users to select one editor. Everyone has a different perception that
affects these choices.
There is also need for an HTTP server to implement these recipes. There are a bunch of HTTP servers including Apache, IIS, and so on. But the installation process of standalone servers
can be a problem for most users. We encourage you to use solutions that bundle HTTP Server, Database Server, and a scripting language together. XAMPP and MAMP are these kinds of
solutions for the Windows and Mac OS X platforms respectively.
For better user experience, we have created a main application that allows the desired recipe to run and show its source code. Suppose you have installed and configured a local
web server like XAMPP or MAMP, and the bundle code is copied within the HTTP server root content folder in the googlemaps-cookbook folder, the user can run the main application
by accessing the http://localhost/googlemaps-cookbook/index.html URL in the browser.