Programmers know the value of the '\*' wildcard symbol. And for
many years technology trade press writers and journalists have also
employed it as a useful shorthand notation for a variety of terms.
One that comes to mind is '\*NIX', generally meaning "all the different
implementations of UNIX" such as AIX, IRIX, and even those not
ending in 'IX' like HP-UX and Linux.
Well, here's another one: '\*AMP'. I'm sure you've heard of or even
used 'LAMP' Web solutions: Linux, Apache, MySQL, and PHP. In fact,
a very large fraction of Web sites use these four technologies.
But any of the four letters can be replaced with a wildcard,
including the 'L'. Think '\*AMP'. But what could possibly replace
How about 'S' for 'Solaris'? Or 'O' for
that first letter represents the operating system foundation that
supports the other three. And all those useful AMP applications
are not only available but run fine, or even better, on other letters
of the alphabet. Like 'S' and 'O'.
And now, to make using either of those two letters even easier, the
'AMP' stack, as it is generally called, is integrated with and
optimized for Solaris, on Intel, AMD, and SPARC systems. Get the
'AMP' stack for Solaris
along with all your favorite
developer tools like Ruby, Squid, and Java. Build leading edge Web
2.0 solutions with the
Solaris Express Developer Edition 1/08
release, which includes Sun's new xVM virtualization technologies.
So expand your view of '\*AMP'. Think of Sun's continuing and
innovative support for open source solutions. Oh, and more about
that third letter, 'M'. Check out the
news about how Sun has enhanced its level of support for your
favorite open source database software.