recently, i came across the "LAMP" term; I was excited to know that it is an acronym for Linux, Apache, MySQL and PHP programs (description later). I thought it is a cool term. I am the kind of person who spend lots of time browsing the net and always eager to learn about new technologies, platforms, tools, etc ..Having said that, i would expect that LAMP is a pretty new term. To my surprise, the term has been around since 1998 and was first used by the Michael Kunze. in an article for the German computing magazine c't in 1998 (12/98, page 230). At a later stage it has become more popular among English readers by O'Reilly and MySQL AB.
Each program (LAMP) is an open source standard in its own right: Linux is the operating system; Apache is the most commonly-used Web server; MySQL is a relational database management system (RDBMS) with add-on tools for Web-based administration; and PHP is a popular object-oriented scripting language that encompasses the best features of many other programming languages to make it efficient for Web development.
Many of the world's largest organizations, including Yahoo!, Sabre Holdings, Cox Communications, The Associated Press, Google, and NASA, are realizing significant cost savings by using open source products to power web sites, business-critical enterprise applications and packaged software.
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