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LinuxWorld.com: Intro to LXP, the XML/PostgreSQL Application Server

Nov 30, 2001, 11:46 (1 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Joshua Drake)

[ Thanks to Joshua Drake for this link. ]

"Alternative languages such as PHP are designed for developers. They are powerful and have their uses. Anyone who develops in C, C++, Perl, Java, or many other languages could easily become competent with PHP in a Sunday afternoon. LXP, on the other hand, is designed to give more power back to the technical user without limiting developers who choose to use it.

LXP (also known as mod_lxp ) is an application server that runs as an Apache DSO (Dynamic Shared Object) module. It is designed to allow for the simplified development of data-driven, dynamic Web sites involving support for XML, and SQL (through PostgreSQL).

The use of PostgreSQL with LXP is not required, but it is currently the only database LXP supports. Oracle is to be supported soon. LXP is designed to allow even an entry-level developer to quickly provide a useful and marketable product for a customer or department. LXP does this by using features similar to other application servers..."

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