I have been working with a great software resource for web application development created by apachefriends.org. I think it is amazing! However, I am currently having trouble with their latest release of XAMPP version 7.1.7. It's great because it comes with MariaDB, PHP, and Perl. I haven't gotten around to Perl because I don't need it at the present. But the database and PHP are vital right now.
The older version that I have been using up until just two days ago has suddenly decided to die. It was easy to use because the files were located in one place with the application's folder itself. So any special configuration was easy to administer, after which I could press on with what I needed to accomplish. Version 7.1.7 is now this seemingly impenetrable bundle that I am having to figure out. All I want to do is access MariaDB through the terminal on MacOS just as easily as I did with the previous version I was utilizing.
I am working the issue. Meanwhile, if anyone is reading this, please throw any guidance you may have. Thanks!