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Sun Offering Optimized AMP Stack On Solaris 135

tbray writes "This is your friendly local Sun corporate drone reporting that we're going to be building and optimizing and DTrace-ing and shipping and supporting the AMP part of LAMP (details here). I think that basically the whole tech industry, excepting Microsoft, is now at least partly in the AMP camp."
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Sun Offering Optimized AMP Stack On Solaris

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  • Yawn.... (Score:4, Insightful)

    by CodeShark ( 17400 ) <ellsworthpc@ya[ ].com ['hoo' in gap]> on Tuesday February 13, 2007 @04:44PM (#18002680) Homepage
    Seriously....since I don't really want to use Sun hardware or Solaris, tell me again, why would I want to leave the "L" (Linux) out of the Apache/MySql/Php stack? Especially given the fact that most of the security and bug fixes --at least for Php and MySql -- which pop up are first dealt with in the Linux end of the stack.

    Seems to me that this is not so much News as it is "snooze..."

  • by m0rph3us0 ( 549631 ) on Tuesday February 13, 2007 @05:04PM (#18003020)
    What makes the MS stack shine, is the developer tools. Try debugging through from the webserver to the webservices, debug the XSLT, down into the database and into the stored procedures in LAMP.

    If you could do it it would take at least 5 different applications running on different machines. There is nothing like being able to watch a particular users request flow right through the whole system. Yeah it takes a few minutes to setup all the watch conditions on production hardware, but in DEV it is just beautiful.
  • by TheNinjaroach ( 878876 ) on Tuesday February 13, 2007 @05:30PM (#18003470)
    Better programing of these LAMP packages will end the need for a LAMP -> LAPP migration tool. When the database connections are abstracted properly it becomes fairly trivial to swap out DB backends without changing much, if anything of the application itself.
  • by Smackintosh ( 1009941 ) on Tuesday February 13, 2007 @07:23PM (#18005070)
    The answer is in the form of a question: do you have any clue as to what you're talking about?

    I'm being completely serious here.

    Anyone who knows anything about the IT marketplace will know that of the UNIX-variant operating systems (yes, that includes Linux), Sun Solaris has quite a significant share. In fact, a good deal of the professional UNIX admins out there prefer Solaris over the other choices, and again, that includes Linux.
  • Re:Yawn.... (Score:2, Insightful)

    by squiggleslash ( 241428 ) on Tuesday February 13, 2007 @09:40PM (#18006608) Homepage Journal
    Sun sells computers that use a GPL'd CPU, and run a SDDL'd operating system (which will probably move to GPLv3 when that's released.) What's proprietary about it again?
  • by Marcus Green ( 34723 ) on Wednesday February 14, 2007 @05:23AM (#18009316) Homepage
    "basically the whole tech industry, excepting Microsoft, is now at least partly in the AMP camp"

    Go to any job site of your choice.

    Do searches on
    perl or PHP

    Then do searches on

    Allowing that most Java development is on the server side, try to draw a conclusion. Are these people spending good money advertising these jobs because they are using the technologies?. Is the whole tech industry, except Microsoft at least partly in the AMP camp or just the tiny bit that you are familiar with?

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