"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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