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Posts Categorized: MAMP

WP-Admin broken after updating WordPress

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Have you just updated your local of WordPress and its now all broken on MAMP, I’ve had this problem a few times now so thought it would be worth sharing how to fix this. The problem is caused by the load-scripts.php file being compressed with zlib, I first did as suggested on this stackoverflow question. […]

Using composer with MAMP’s version of PHP

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After my laptop has been running really for a couple of weeks now, I have decided to order some new RAM and do a clean install of Lion. This has given me a great opportunity to configure my development environment in a cleaner and more organised way. As a developer I do install a number of packages […]

Using MAMP and Pow on the same machine

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I’ve been playing with Ruby on Rails recently and I’ve been using Pow as a rack server for the applications I’m working on. So I don’t have to keep running “rails server” when I want to test an app out. It’s a brilliant little tool from 37 Signals that they describe as a zero-config rack server and it is just that. […]

Syncing MAMP with Dropbox

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I use MAMP as my local development environment. MAMP is brilliant as it installs the software (Apache, MySQL and PHP) used to run a web server similar to a LAMP server. This is great as it means you can test your files locally without having to upload them first. As I work between a MacBook and an iMac I was looking for a away to keep my projects in sync between the 2 machines. I turned to Dropbox which is a service which synchronises a folder on your computer over the internet.