MAMP - PHP and MySQL for MacOS
I just downloaded and installed MAMP. (Found it via php.net - brilliant site about PHP.) MAMP is a bundle of MySQL and Apache with PHP for OSX that just installs and works.... I am not sure if it could be used in a production environment. Since it is based on Apache it would probably work just fine. I will just use it for development though. For people that doesn't like command lines or is just plain lazy like me there is a widget to start and stop the servers.
So why would anyone want to use PHP? Surely a mystery to me. But since it is quite popular these days I figure that it could be good to touch it now and then. More specifically - I decided to use it for a static web site for a popular restaurant in Sollentuna. Initially I will only use file inclusion to get rid of redundancies - later I may put some of the data in the database and do some cool Ajax things for editing it. I wouldn't use it for anything more advanced than this though.