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Mark Hinkle's Linux.SYS-CON.com Blog: "The New Technology Acronym RAMAN?"

I was recently asked what technologies where hot. I started to think about it and I came up with my own list

I was recently asked what technologies where hot. I started to think about it and I came up with my own list (given below). I then started to think of what acronym could be spawned from that technology grouping. The acronym LAMP that describes the Linux, Apache, MySQL, and PHP (Perl or Python) combination used to develop web applications but that's for providing a web infrastructure not so much rich applications that are served to the desktop and are interactive and robust like native apps (the good ones at least). I The group of technologies that are being used to make next generation database driven apps that function like today's native apps spell out the worl, RAMAN :

R - Ruby on Rails - A stack used for developing web-based applications.
A - AJAX (Asynchronous JavaScript And XML) - The stuff that makes robust front-ends for web applications. Not so much a specific technology but a method of using Javascript and XML to develop interactive front-ends.
M - MySQL - [Even though I am also just as fond of PostgresSQL] -   These guys are the "Energizer Bunny" of open source databases they just keep going, and going, and going ....
A - Apache - The world's most popular web server even though I am seeing some criticism that it's becoming bloated.
N - *NIX - Any Unix operating system though I think that it's obvious that Linux is the predominant applications. However there's no shame in using BSD (NetBSD, FreeBSD) both are free operating system but licensing is different than

These technologies could be used to offer network integrated email and calendaring supplemented with all the other PIM like functions. Or perhaps embedded rich text word processors and spreadsheets that offer full compatibility with Microsoft Office. Maybe someday, my money is on Google to do it.

Now if  I could just get Apache to change their name to epache I could go by the old college favorite RAMEN.
Ramen

This link came  into my inbox today as I was writing this post. Nice article on the trend in development of new desktop applications.

posted Thursday, 26 January 2006
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More Stories By Mark R. Hinkle

Mark Hinkle is the Senior Director, Open Soure Solutions at Citrix. He also is along-time open source expert and advocate. He is a co-founder of both the Open Source Management Consortium and the Desktop Linux Consortium. He has served as Editor-in-Chief for both LinuxWorld Magazine and Enterprise Open Source Magazine. Hinkle is also the author of the book, "Windows to Linux Business Desktop Migration" (Thomson, 2006). His blog on open source, technology, and new media can be found at http://www.socializedsoftware.com.

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SYS-CON Australia News Desk 01/27/06 11:23:18 AM EST

I was recently asked what technologies where hot. I started to think about it and I came up with my own list (given below). I then started to think of what acronym could be spawned from that technology grouping. The acronym LAMP that describes the Linux, Apache, MySQL, and PHP (Perl or Python) combination used to develop web applications but that's for providing a web infrastructure not so much rich applications that are served to the desktop and are interactive and robust like native apps (the good ones at least). I The group of technologies that are being used to make next generation database driven apps that function like today's native apps spell out the word, RAMAN