I just rediscovered a question I wrote on Stack Exchange. I can’t remember much about the context, but the idea is to have an ordinary “web server” application accessed through http, but simply sending plain-text backwards and forwards to a command-line based client. command line – Is there a “terminal” style program that talks to […]
Cardigan Bay is my new wiki-engine written in Clojure / ClojureScript. I’ve been working on it for about three months, and it’s a long way from finished, but now interesting enough for people to start playing with (and hopefully giving me some feedback on). The goal is for this to be the new engine behind […]
Been browsing some interesting discussion over at Quora on how they built their site. It’s basically Python and Pylons. But this is cool. They don’t use a templating language. Here’s developer Charlie Cheever : What “templating” means to most people is a way of having the developer write out HTML basically the way that you […]
ThinkLinkr, another pretty slick web-based outliner.
To return to a theme I started many years ago, I commented on this excellent article about why web-site development has got so damned hard. (And remember when we all thought of web-apps as lighter and simpler than desktop apps? What happened?) Anyway, here’s my comment. I think the problem is less the multiplicity of […]
Ian Bicking on what PHP deployment gets right.
Joel Spolsky : And your programmers are like, jeez louise, GMail is huge, we can’t port GMail to this stupid NewSDK. We’d have to change every line of code. Heck it’d be a complete rewrite; the whole programming model is upside down and recursive and the portable programming language has more parentheses than even Google […]