I am wondering the best way to set a WordPress.Org development environment on my Windows 7 Laptop?
The natural approach for me is to download and install MySQL, PHP and WordPress on my local drive and develop there.
The immediate question is how to setup the WordPress database tables in MySql? I tried the shell shell line commands in the installation instructions without success. Also looked at the phpMyAdmin utility. Im thinking there must be a better way?
I read that some hosting providers already provide this so would this be better than having my development database local?