Hi all you php buffs.
Out of simple curiosity I thought I would take a look at php.
I've been programing since I joined IBM as a trainee developer in 1969, so I have some familiarity with programming in (eg) 360 assembler, APL. PL/I, ... , Smalltalk, Java, Swift. (I guess that means I can cut some corners compared to a complete novice.) But my specialty was desktop GUI design, so I'm a bit thin on modern HTML server tech.
I'm hoping you guys can suggest a suitable toolset for having a little play at minimum effort.
Most of my hardware is Mac, so I'd prefer native OSX or Linux under Parallels. Ever since I got my first Mac in 1984 I've seen the command line as something best avoided as far as possible, so I'd prefer something with a proper GUI that doesn't require me to memorise hundreds of bizarre ancronyms. Something like a Smalltalk workspace or the Swift Playground/sandbox would be ideal.