Thursday, November 15, 2007

Eclipse and Web Technologies

The news yesterday by Denis regarding Babel is terrific. Globalizing Eclipse through a community driven approach seems so obvious, yet somehow so novel. However, the choice of technology (LAMP: Linux, Apache, MySQL, Php / Perl / Python) caught my eye. LAMP seems to be one of the most common application stacks (the Microsoft stack being the other one).

Where does OSGi / Java / Jetty (and possibly GWT, I call this J-JOG) fit in here? Is there a reason why this configuration is not even mentioned in the alternatives section on Wikipedia's Lamp article? Is there something fundamentally wrong with this setup (scalability, performance, stability) or is it simply a matter of preference?

This is not meant to start a flame war, and I am by no means questing the choice of technology, I'm honestly just curious.