I've always advocated using Apple's built-in Apache rather than downloading and depending on a 3rd party web server package like MAMP or XAMPP. Recently, a number of users have asked how to get started with Apple's built-in web server. It's surprisingly simple. In the video below, I walk through how to get everything setup and install WordPress from scratch on a brand new install of Mac OS X Mavericks. It shows everything you need to do and only takes five minutes.