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Desperately Seeking LAMP 2.0

Aug 04, 2010, 03:04 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Glyn Mody)

"It seems hard to believe, but the venerable LAMP stack – Linux, Apache MySQL, Perl/PHP/Python – is beginning to fade from people's memories. And yet in many ways it was LAMP that created the flourishing ecosystem of Internet startups after the catastrophic dotcom meltdown took out most of the generously-funded but generally hopeless new companies from that time. That success established LAMP as the de facto standard for setting up new companies quickly and cheaply, and generally smoothed the way for the greater use of open source in business.

"Today, though, people are so lost in the fog of cloud computing, that they have largely forgotten about LAMP's appeal. Cloud computing may well go beyond LAMP in terms of its power and potential, but so far it lags woefully behind LAMP in terms of simplicity and ease of implementation."

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