Localdev makes it easy to develop your sites locally with the Pantheon workflow.

Contributors: Edward Angert, Alex Fornuto.

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Pantheon offers a number of ways to connect to your site. In addition to Git and SFTP modes, Pantheon Localdev gives macOS users a graphical interface to your Pantheon sites, complete with a containerized local environment that makes it easy to develop and preview your site locally while still maintaining the Pantheon Workflow.

Localdev allows you use an integrated development environment (IDE) to edit files, code, and push changes to Pantheon right from your desktop. Use Localdev if you want to avoid the command line, or to develop sites with a fully functional local preview.

For users looking to be more hands on and willing to use the terminal, try Terminus and Lando. The Local Development doc can help you get started.