By Integrating the Zend 2.* framework into Yii you can quickly and painlessly generate XML outputs from your controllers. This will be helpful to anyone who has never done this before or only done it with Zend 1 as the introduction of namespaces can be strange when you first view them.
Installing WAMP on XP was pretty easy; W7 is not so trivial. It's not difficult once you know, but it took me best part of a day to figure out and required gleaning various bits of information from around the web; this tutorial brings it all together in one place to (hopefully) make other peoples lives that bit easier. It does assume that you are reasonably happy configuring Apache, PHP, and MySQL and mainly deals with the W7 quirks.