I just released Clamp, a command line tool to make starting a full Apache, PHP, MySQL stack up and running a breeze. Go to your project folder, type "clamp" and you're good to go !
But... Why ?
For local development, you had these options, all of which have their downsides :
I've tried all these options, but none gave me what I really needed, something as simple as running node.js or meteor : type something at the command line and get it running !
I ranted about that on twitter :
So I decided to create this myself, and Clamp was born.
Check it out ! http://jide.github.io/clamp