This is an absolutely brilliant summary of the virtues of PHP.
But it will retain the virtues of PHP : none of this fussy separation of presentation and logic; easy discoverability of where URLs go; fast iterative development; big built-in library etc.
(Hat-tip, BillSeitz for the links)
A blog written on Google App. Engine.
Hat tip App. Engine Guy … an App. Engine book.
And, of course, I’m not forgetting about Chris Dent’s TiddlyWeb either …. though it’s harder to track progress without a blog, eh, Chris? 🙂
Update: Doh! Chris reminds me there’s a Tiddlyweb Twitterfeed
Wow! Manuel Simoni is on fire! with BuckyBase development :
– Import into Google Spreadsheet
– Google Gadgets Visualization
– RDF triples (ah well … if it makes him happy)
– and is this a TreeGrid???
This is seriously exciting.
Here’s something else that looks pretty cool. BuckyBase is a data-wiki where pages are like free-form records (dictionaries of key / value pairs) that can also be can be shown grouped into tabular form.
It’s fairly simple at the moment (another just-launched GAE experiment), but I can’t help thinking that in my “enterprisey” day-job I work with nothing but data which is structured like this : records that are less than normalized, sometimes viewed as separate pages, sometimes squashed into grids. Give it the ability to add a few extra-constraints, some kind of blank form definitions; hook it up to Google Visualization and let it embed Gadgets; add some more sophisticated querying … and you’ve got the heart of a small-business data-base application : Filemaker-as-a-service.
And if Google can ensure that Application Engine really is fast, powerful and secure enough to host serious applications, then it looks very promising as the new standard substrate for a whole ecology of this kind of wiki-derived tool.
This man is cool … just cured my headache.