Setting up a Shopify dev environment

I’ve recently taken over maintaining a Shopify store, and it’s been a pain. They seem to expect you to edit your theme files from their web editor, directly into your production store. I searched around for a way to set up a dev environment in Shopify, but the best solutions offered very little improvement over editing in the browser. So I’ve stitched together something that works well enough. It took me longer than it should have to figure out what to do, mostly because I just couldn’t believe there wasn’t some other way.

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