developerWorks: Install XAMPP for Easy, Integrated Development

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“Open source stacks such as XAMPP from Apache Friends are
simplifying open source development by making it easier to write
and distribute applications in a stable and standardized
environment. Traditionally, AMPP–Apache, MySQL, PHP, and
Perl–have all been installed and configured as separate products.
The trend of combining them into integrated middleware stacks
promises to make open source development more competitive with J2EE
application development, at least for low-end applications. In this
article, you’ll learn how to install, configure, and back up XAMPP
on Mandrake Linux 10.0 and also how to configure and administer
XAMPP, as well as how to install your own applications in an XAMPP

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