I've been a long time user of Mamp Pro, but I'm getting an error using v3 with Craft3, due to needing to update to Mamp Pro 4, however after some hrs trying to update to Mamp 4, I can't get mySQL to start and therefore wondered what alternatives to Mamp other devs use – which isn't overly complex?

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    I've literally just moved from Mamp 3 to 4 in the last hour. All seems fine. Did you run the Mysql upgrade from Mamp 4's Tools menu?
    – foamcow
    Feb 23, 2018 at 18:11
  • I can't get that far – MySQL won't start and I the whole interface (all buttons) is non-clickable
    – user2569
    Feb 26, 2018 at 9:39
  • I got Mamp Pro 4 to work in the end, I have to 'quit & save' to save settings but I can live with that – to retain familiarity of the Mamp gui
    – user2569
    Mar 2, 2018 at 13:06

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I'd highly recommend you check out Laravel Valet.

Here's an article on it that may be useful to you as well: Running Craft CMS 3 on Laravel Valet

  • @user2569 let me know if you have any issues getting setup! (I'm the author of the article Andrew linked to and I'd be more than happy to answer any questions or help you troubleshoot.) Feb 26, 2018 at 20:59
  • Thanks for that, got Mamp pro 4 working for now but will be giving valet a try soon as the docs/features look very appealing!
    – user2569
    Mar 2, 2018 at 13:07

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