I am coming from IIS and setting up virtual directories there is so pleasantly easy. You just right-click and add a "virtual directory" pointing to any path you like. This relative path gets reflected through the browser when viewing the site.
How do I accomplish the same thing with Apache? Symlinks scare me because deleting cascades through. Is there a better way to create virtual directories in Apache? I am using MAMP for Mac which uses apache2.