I’ve explained in an earlier post what exactly the LAMP stack is, and how it is powering web applications on the internet. Setting it up is pretty quick and dirty if you’ve got a Linux system but what about the folks on Windows and OS X? Speak no more. XAMP is here to the rescue. It installs mySQL, Apache, and PHP on your machine with no fuss. You can even launch Apache/mySQL as a service so you don’t even have to worry about starting it up (or shutting it down for that matter). You’ll be setup in 5 mins flat.