snydeq writes: "InfoWorld's Serdar Yegulalp provides an in-depth comparison of five WAMP stacks for Web developers, including AMPPS, WAMPStack, MS Web Platform Installer, XAMPP, and WampServer. 'One thing that's clear from having looked at these stacks: They're definitely not created equal. They may be built from the same components (they would scarcely be useful if they weren't!), but how those components are managed and deployed makes a big difference. Stacks with automatic customization are far handier, especially when you want to devote more of your attention to working with the stack than actually setting it up. Second, don't assume these stacks will be production-ready.... Finally, the differences in deployment styles between each of these stacks means there's a stack for just about every need, application type, or work habit.'"
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