May 28, 2006
$lamp =~ /^Linux,\s*Apache,\s*MySQL,P(?:hp|ython|erl)$/
LAMP technologies traditionally include Linux, Apache, MySQL, and, by happy coincidence, one of three “P” languages: PHP, Python or Perl. Of course, this is changing a bit. Many folks have long preferred PostgreSQL over MySQL because prior to MySQL 4.1 (or 5, depending upon your point of view), MySQL was pretty much a sophisticated toy, but LAPP probably doesn’t sound as cool. Others prefer Ruby to Python, PHP and Perl, but prior to Rails, many folks assumed that switching to Ruby wouldn’t be a good career move.