Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Trying out MAMP!

As this year comes to an end and 2012 is just lurking around the corner, I feel the sudden urge to try something new and write about it.

So here goes, over the next few days, I will be trying out the MAMP server environment and writing about it.

What exactly is MAMP?
MAMP stands for Macintosh, Apache, MySQL and PHP and for years has offered the perfect solution for a local developing environment under Mac OS X. The MAMP is also available free of charge for smaller projects.*
MAMP is a development I have heard a lot about and so far, I did not feel the need to migrate as my own (stock) configured Apache, MySQL and PHP works wonders, not saying that they still don't work wonders. But one thing that I read about MAMP PRO got my ears up:
With MAMP PRO, you can easily connect your local server with an existing Dynamic DNS provider, as for example Making it very simple to quickly make the results of your work accessible externally for superiors and prospective customers. And because you can set up many virtual hosts, you can easily offer alternative configurations or suggestions.*
So keep checking back as I delve into this subject and write back what I find.

[* = quotes from MAMP's website:]