I currently work with XAMPP for my development needs and it's great. Soon I'll be working with the Zend Framework and it was recommended to me that I download and install the Zend Server Community Edition. As I understand it, ZSCE includes Apache, MySQL and the Zend Framework.
I want to avoid conflicts and I really only need the Zend Framework installed on my machine since my assumption is that Apache and MySQL included with the ZSCE (excluding version variations) are essentially the same as what I have with my XAMPP installation.
Would it be adequate enough to simply install the Zend Framework and still use XAMPP or should I install the complete ZSCE instead? My preference is to keep XAMPP and add on the Zend Framework ...