MAMP is an extremely easy to install and use web-server with php and mysql for mac.
Once, your projects become bigger, you’ll definitely feel the need for a php debugger. Xdebug is a powerful open-source php debugger i prefer over the other mostly closed source once. There is a powerful KDE tool for analysing Xdebug output, see this example.
But as for now, i had no Xdebug extension for my mac development system, cause i didn’t want to recompile the web-server stuff. Today i found, that Komodo has a dynamic Xdebug extension bundled with there commercial IDE.
If you have this xdebug.so, all you need to do is to place this into
and then edit your
/Applications/MAMP/conf/php5/php.ini like this:
; xdebug config Mac OS X