If you’re a developer, or maybe more specifically, an aspiring developer, you have got to check out MAMP.
Some of you may be familiar with LAMP, which was the Linux Apache MySQL PHP installer package. Well the incredibly cool folks at webEdition have blessed the mac faithful with the OS X installer package.
I downloaded and ran the package installer and it couldn’t have been simpler! Literally 2 minutes after running the installer, I had my entire environment up and running, logged in, and ready to get crazy with some php app development. Best part? Doesn’t touch the regular OS X Apache installation! Very cool.
You need to check it out if you’ve ever been interested in working with these kind of technologies. Then, once you’re comfortable with it (or ready to just trash it) just delete it and the whole installation is gone – all from one directory.