Wordpress Child Theme Development using Integrated Development Environments (IDE) and Source Control Repository.
Videos of Seth Adam at the WordPress event in Cedar Rapids, IA
In the video above, Seth Adam goes over Child Theme creation, Source Control and some IDEs for WordPress development.
Creating a WordPress Child Theme using a Plugin:
Orbisius creates WordPress child themes quickly and easily from any theme that you have currently installed on your site/blog. A child theme is really two files that reference the parent WordPress theme (Parent theme needs to persist on the server because child theme references anything that isn’t overwritten by Child Theme).
Creating a WordPress Child Theme by hand: