Great interview: Guy Kawasaki interviews the CEO of MySQL
Marten Mickos joined MySQL AB as CEO in 2001. Under his leadership, the
company has grown from a startup to the second largest open source
company and the fastest-growing database vendor in the world...
'MySQL, Linux powers Web 2.0' - O'Reilly
Without Linux, Apache, MySQL and PHP many Web 2.0 companies would not
exist today. This is according to Tim O'Reilly, CEO of O'Reilly Media
and the person most often credited for coining the term Web 2.0.
O'Reilly was quoted saying this in a recent media release by MySQL AB,
developers of the popular open source database. "Without the LAMP
software stack, many Web 2.0 companies would have never got off the
ground," said O'Reilly...
LAMP vs. LAMP!
Perl and PHP are two widely used languages for building dynamic Web
sites. They make up two thirds of the "P" in the Linux, Apache, MySQL,
Perl/PHP/Python (LAMP) stack. How does their performance, using
mod_perl and mod_php, compare for everyday Web programming? I attempted
to find out...
The Cake Framework
Cake is a rapid development framework for PHP which uses commonly known
design patterns like ActiveRecord, Association Data Mapping, Front
Controller and MVC. Our primary goal is to provide a structured
framework that enables PHP users at all levels to rapidly develop
robust web applications, without any loss to flexibility...
IBM spearheads Zend/PHP Conference 2006
Online registration is open! The conference session tracks include PHP
and Web Services -- Architecting and Building Service Based
Applications: From SOA to Mashups; PHP Development -- Best Practices
and Pivotal Skills for PHP Development; PHP Management -- Operating
Business Critical PHP Applications... (Platinum Plus Sponsor: IBM)
CIOs take top-down approach to open-source
CIOs are taking over from those in the trenches and leading the charge
into open source. Experts say enterprise use of open source has long
been the provenance of developers and other rank-and-file IT pros, but
as open source matures and more enterprise-ready tools become
available, CIOs are taking over, bringing a new top-down approach to
Open Source Gaining Corporate Acceptance
There are a lot of clichés about free stuff. Most of them are not
great. Things like “you get what you pay for” or “nothing good comes
for free” would lead you to believe that free products, by definition,
are inferior to more expensive products and should be avoided. When it
comes to software applications, this outlook does not necessarily hold
Open source or proprietary: Which is the ideal platform for innovation?
'm reading a research paper by Nicholas Economides (NYU) and Evangelos
Katsamakas (Fordham) called "Linux vs. Windows: A comparison of
application and platform innovation incentives for open source and
proprietary software platforms." Put bluntly, the price for
Oracle/IBM/SugarCRM is much more attractive to end-users if it's
running on an open source platform, which gives these companies ample
incentive to co-invest in its development...
On to Ajax but off LAMP: A CTO's view from LinuxWorld
A strong commitment to Linux, open source and Java, mixed with a
cautious approach to Ajax and LAMP, were among the messages Tom Manos,
CTO and co-founder of Centric CRM, was sharing Tuesday at LinuxWorld
in San Francisco...
Popularity Scoreboard *
Aug. 2006 count of domains running PHP: 19,234,766 domains
Aug. 2006 count of IP addresses running PHP: 1,300,431 addresses
* If you're wondering why PHP's IP address count continues to rise, but its domain count wobbles up and down, you can read Bruce Perens' explanation of "domain-parking."
Organizations using PHP
As usual, we'll wrap up with our traditional list of significant
organizations using PHP.
CapitalOne, NASA, the W3C, HP, Google, Deutsche Bank, Redhat,
Access Micro, Columbus Dispatch, Indianapolis Star, Yahoo,
Lycos, Cisco, Ericsson, Volvo, Motorola, SourceForge, Honda, Xoom,
Indiana University, Deutsche Telecomm, Bang & Olufsen, Siemens,
the US Army, UPI, the New York Yankees, Southwestern Bell,
WinAmp, Sony Music, Vodafone, CBS, Cap Gemini Ernst & Young,
the San Diego Zoo, the Oakland Raiders, Audi, Subaru, VA Linux,
Winamp, Duke University, Quicken, The Village Voice, Undernet,
Unilever, Philips, BMC, NTT, Air Canada, Lufthansa, Dialpad, BMC,
Mitsubishi, MP3.com, the Arizona Republic, Deloitte Consulting,
the US Navy, Nokia, Valero, Electronic Arts, Pfizer, Oracle
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