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Posted by malcolmdavis on June 14, 2004 at 9:10 PM PDT

You would think with all the trash talk going on, its all about Java vs. C#, (or J2EE vs. .NET), and modern development process like refactoring. LAMP is often left out of many conversations. However, LAMP is a big contender for a share of the web market.

Many Mac owners might be familiar with DealMac. A grad student, who spent his time gathering info on Mac deals and then publishing his results on the web, started After considerable amount of effort he was able to make money off the data by redirecting traffic to vendor sites. Soon after DealNews was born, along with DealRam, DealCam, DealLink, and DealCoupon.

DealNews is one of those fortunate few that made it through the boom and bust days, and stayed profitable. DealNews is an ISP rack mounted solution, running LAMP. No complicated server configurations or high-end J2EE solutions. DealNews has a small staff, with a major development theme of “if it works, don’t fix it”.

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