As the demand of highly responsive and performing dynamic web sites increases with the time, users of paid and free open source techniques are increasing as well. The webmasters need an entire software bundle to build such kind of responsive dynamic websites that can produce thousands of results and can process tons of requests at the same time duration.
Previously the webmasters of Microsoft already developed such kind of software bundle for developing a general purpose desktop application with the use of that software package only- “WISE”. This bundle reduces their time of connectivity in different needed servers like: operating systems, database servers, web servers and the functioning scripting language.
Similarly webmasters needed a software bundle or software package that reduces their time in the connectivity and operational coding of different-different servers separately.
With the solution of that, some webmasters developed a free and open source software bundle “LYME” for solving the issues of working with a single platform rather than different-different platforms.
Detailed overview of LYME
As I discussed earlier that LYME was created to resolve the problems of working on different-different platforms and their connectivity, but still there are several things about “LYME” to know. The starting may denote to the full form of “LYME”. So,
What is “LYME”?
LYME is a software bundle or software package that is used to rectify the issues generated mostly when connecting to some different servers in a single website. For generating a highly performing and functioning dynamic website, webmaster need to combine Operating System, Web Server, Database Server and the functioning scripting language in a single website.
So, the LYME contains the first letter of the available free and open source software like: L from Linux, Y from Yaws web server, M from Mnesia database server and E from Erlang functional programming or scripting language.
LYME is also called as LYCE, because the Mnesia database server is also denoted as CouchDB.
What is Yaws?
Yaws or Yet another Web Server is a kind of web server that is designed in Erlang scripting or functional language. Because of that this web server can be embedded with any other application program that uses Erlang as their principal scripting language.
The Yaws web server is most preferred in the highly continual connections because of its Erlang lightweight threading system. This system gives it more concurrency for better performing; it can be clarified through the load test that was conducted in the year 2002 for comparing the performance of Yaws and Apache web servers.
What is Mnesia?
Mnesia is a kind of soft real time database system that is used to distribute the information between several connected applications. This is basically designed to complement the telecom sector and developed by Ericsson. The Mnesia is developed in Erlang’s scripting language thus it can be used as an embedded database server by any Erlang’s functional application software or website.
This is not being used to replace SQL database server, but this has complimented Erlang’s applications and telecom sector’s applications. This is also known as CouchDB.
What is Erlang?
Erlang is a scripting language that is used for garbage collection and general purpose designing. This functional language came into knowledge in the year of 1986, but distributed as an open-source functional language in the year of 1998 and developed by Ericsson. This is used to concurrent results in a dynamic application.
Erlang is designed to support soft and real time application and it uses how swapping which means we can change the code without stopping the running application or a system. Where most scripting or functional languages are using external library for different code supports, there Erlang uses a language level feature that means we can create and manage processes for easily simplifying the concurrent programming.