Has anyone had first hand experience with the various methods of running a development server on the mac? Ideally i need PHP, MySQL and Apache.. latest versions such as php 5.4. phpMyAdmin would be a bonus. Afaik, there are 3 options: MAMP - Seems the easiest solution, but is only PHP 5.3 and development seems to have slowed? last release August 2011. XAMPP - Reported problems with htaccess and file permissions OSX - I believe everything can be baked right in to OSX but tutorials seem old and are running on something called MacPorts? How has this developed, is it easy to maintain? Have i missed anything?