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  • PHP 8 Brings New JIT, Union Types, and More

    PHP 8 is a major update to PHP that includes a new just-in-time compiler (JIT) and many new language features. InfoQ has spoken with Sentry principal developer Mark Story to better understand what role PHP and PHP 8 play in today's language landscape.

  • The AWS Serverless LAMP Stack: the Future of PHP or Vendor Lock-in?

    In a series of three technical articles, AWS has recently introduced the new "Serverless LAMP stack". But not everyone in the open-source community believes that the successor of the LAMP stack is proprietary technologies from a single vendor, and alternative approaches have been suggested.

  • Early Adopter of HTTP/2, Speaks to InfoQ recently announced that they are adopting the HTTP/2 protocol. Gerald Gorman, tech entrepreneur, CEO, and co-founder of, spoke to InfoQ about their technology implementation, their position on microservices and lightweight containers, their unique search engine, and their use of social media.

  • HybridCluster announce free non-commercial licenses

    HybridCluster have announced a free for non-commercial use license for their cloud hosting platform. The platform supports Linux, Apache, MySQL and PHP (LAMP) applications, and provides high availability and auto scaling with a combination of ‘AwesomeProxy’ a proprietary multi-protocol proxy server, lightweight containers and a ZFS based storage fabric.

  • Do We Need LAMP as PaaS in the Cloud?

    LAMP has been a major platform for the Internet, but current cloud offerings do not seem to include LAMP as PaaS. Is LAMP needed in a cloud computing world?

  • Presentation: Facebook: Science and the Social Graph

    In this presentation filmed during QCon SF 2008, Aditya Agarwal discusses Facebook’s architecture, more exactly the software stack used, presenting the advantages and disadvantages of its major components: LAMP (PHP, MySQL), Memcache, Thrift, Scribe.

  • Sun purchases MySQL: Perspectives and Analysis on the Impact

    In a move which caught many off guard, Sun Microsystems announced that it would be acquiring MySQL AB, the company which owns and develops the MySQL database, for $1 Billion USD. InfoQ analyzed the announcement and reactions and spoke with Kevin Harvey, Chairman of the MySQL board of directors, to learn more about this deal and what it may mean for the future.

  • Debate: Why are most large-scale websites not written in Java?

    Nati Shalom of GigaSpaces recently asked why most large-scale websites were written in languages other than Java. This question touched off a large debate in the Java community, and InfoQ took the opportunity to learn more about the major viewpoints surrounding this issue.

  • Read/Write Splitting with MySQL-Proxy

    Read/Write Splitting is an innovative use of the recently released MySQL Proxy that implements a master/slave database replication solution. Using this technique, SELECT queries are sent to slave instances, while transactional queries run against the master instance.

  • A Twitter in a Teapot?

    Just over a week's gone by and the community is still buzzing with the Rails scalability debate. Developers are asking the defining question: does Web 2.0 darling prove Rails can't scale? James Cox gives InfoQ readers a comprehensive summary.