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LAMMP gets an extra M

May 04, 2009 | By Jeff Freund
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I recently had the pleasure of connecting with Patrick Galbraith who works in the realms of MySQL, memcached, open source, web development and other such things.  He is working on finishing up a book entitled “Developing Web Applications with Apache, MySQL, memcached, and Perl” and was looking for some real world applications using memcached (as we do at Clickability).

His book adds another “M” (for memcached) to the standard LAMP stack as this has become a staple building block for building scalable web platforms. 

This got me thinking – we are close to the LAMP stack, using Linux, Apache and MySQL.  However, we use Java instead of P(erl|HP|ython).  Is there an acronym for us?  JAML, LAMJ, JLAM?  A quick foray on Wikipedia indicates that there is no clear winner to date:

  • JLAM: No results.
  • JAML: “Junctional Adhesion Molecule-Like… composed of two extracellular immunoglobulin-like domains, a membrane-spanning region, and a cytoplasmic tail involved in activation signaling”.  Interesting, but not really what I was looking for.
  • LAMJ: This at least redirects to the LAMP page, so this would appear to be the front runner.

Please share your opinion on the poll in the right column and definitely let me know if you have any other great ideas for it.


BTW – Patrick’s book is available for pre-order on Amazon here.



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