Mark Brewer, CEO of Covalent says “What we’ve seen in the last two years is corporations saying, ‘We don’t need these big heavy J2EE application servers. Why don’t we migrate to something easier to deploy and less costly?'”
Marten Mickos, CEO of MySQL adds “If you look at .Net or J2EE, they are top-controlled by single entities to make decisions–sometimes good decisions, sometimes bad, In the LAMP stack, the evolutionary powers
make sure that only best-of components survive. It is a difference in philosophy.”
“The LAMP stack is still not an officially sanctioned application platform in many companies. But the open-source development model, where individuals can make contributions to freely available products, will put the LAMP stack on a quicker development pace than those of Java or .Net,”
Curt Finch, the founder and CEO of Journyx. syas “Java is an old-style language–I’m not impressed with it. Look at how much money it takes to get (IBM) WebSphere or (BEA Systems’) WebLogic up and running. It’s just an endless stream of development money,”
Some strong views from the LAMP world.
The report goes on to say that both Microsoft and Java vendors are clearly aware of the popularity of LAMP and are taking steps for better integration with LAMP. It also states that LAMP vendors are working hard to make LAMP more battle-tested and palatable to corporate customers.
Brings up these issues for J2EE:
1) Big and Heavy Application Servers
2) Top-controlled decision making on the platform
3) Not easy to deploy
5) Slow development of the platform
Do you think enough is being done to address these issues?
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