Linked by Eugenia Loli on Wed 15th Mar 2006 16:35 UTC
Databases "Within the past two years, Oracle, IBM and Microsoft have all released freely available versions of their flagship database servers, a move that would have been unheard of just a few years ago. While their respective representatives would argue the move was made in order to better accommodate the needs of all users, it's fairly clear that continued pressure from open source alternatives such as MySQL and PostgreSQL have caused these database juggernauts to rethink their strategies within this increasingly competitive market."
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re. LAMP
by JohnMG on Thu 16th Mar 2006 17:20 UTC
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so I was amused to find that they define it on their web site as Linux/Apache/Middleware(Perl,PHP,Python,Ruby)/PostgreSQL,
which not only brings PostgreSQL back into the fold, but Ruby as well.


Hehehe. Although I'm still a LAMP user, I can see how the acronym is in need of an update. Unfortunately for Ruby and PostgreSQL, "lamp" is pretty catchy. I guess if you wanted, you could remain general:

High-level language
OS
Web server
DB

and then say you use a "Free HOWDy" setup.

You heard it here first pardner! ;)

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