[oclug] LAMP vs MS Solutions for Small Business
rod at giffinscientific.com
Thu Feb 17 07:56:27 EST 2005
On Thu, February 17, 2005 7:25, Milan Budimirovic said:
> Adrian Irving-Beer wrote:
>>If I really wanted to be different just for the sake of it, I'd
>>suggest other base language environments like Zope/Python, Rails/Ruby,
>>or Mason/Perl. Speaking from experience, the latter has an HTML
>>embedding method similar to (and better than) PHP, while encouraging
>>ground-up site design.
>>(Linux, Apache, Mason, PostgreSQL is my own personal 'LAMP', I guess.)
> HTML::Mason is mostly just a templating system that is designed to sit
> on top of mod_perl, although it is possible to use Mason by itself or
> with (gulp) Perl/CGI. Mason's primary value is in the fact that it
> allows you to layer your website development, separating out the core
> logic from the look-and-feel logic.
> Other than that I agree: the mod-perl/Mason combination is way more
> powerful, more scalable and generally faster than ASP or PHP. The big
> question is whether or not it's überkill for what the person needs.
The issue with LAMP though is that it is free, simple, fast, and reliable.
Mason, along with some other systems - Zope, or J2EE for instance, ads
considerable complexity to the equation that isn't required to get the job
done. Imagine that. I'm not recommending J2EE.
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