If you’re like me, it takes some time before you explore all the bells and whistles of your software. The reason for this is simply the fact that you have the software for a purpose, you use it for that purpose and you just run with it, rather than fiddling about with it. This is the case with my MAMP install.
Now and then I would be coding something and would forget a semicolon, dollar sign, etc and when I would view the site I was looking at in a browser I would get an annoying blank white screen. 99% of the time, I could find the error by just doing a quick scan of my recent changes. Yesterday, I couldn’t. So I had to open up MAMP and look up where the log file was to take a look. Found it, fixed it, closed the log.
Once again, it was problem/solution scenario (ya, I’m boring you, I know). I didn’t even bother to look at a checkbox that was right there, its beautiful name is “Display”. I only noticed it this morning because I thought to myself, “Why the eff doesn’t MAMP write errors to the screen?” Turns out, it does. I checked off the Display box, restarted the server, purposely broke my code and refreshed my browser…ah, happiness.