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Why a reluctant coder chooses OpenACS when other frameworks are so much faster

This post is a continuation of a series on critical reviews by coders of OpenACS. And, what it means as a reluctant coder. Review: OpenACS is slow. My (fill-in-blank) framework is so much faster. Good for you. Scalability is about addressing limits of number of concurrent connections and number of requests per second. In some […]

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Why a reluctant coder chooses OpenACS app framework library

Why a reluctant coder chooses OpenACS app framework library This post is a continuation of a series on critical reviews by coders of OpenACS. And, what it means as a reluctant coder.   Review: Code quality varies. Some apps are poorly designed, written and untested. As a reluctant coder, this indicates that the project is […]

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Why a reluctant coder chooses OpenACS when learning other ways seems so easy

This post is a continuation of a series on critical reviews by coders of OpenACS. And, what it means as a reluctant coder.   Review: Integrating OpenACS with other systems is hard. As a reluctant coder I know this isn’t so. For example, I deployed SQL-Ledger within an OpenACS intranet/back-office hosted on the web. SQL-Ledger […]

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Why a reluctant coder chooses OpenACS though missing generic features

This post is a continuation of a series on critical reviews by coders of OpenACS. And, what it means as a reluctant coder. Review: There’s a lack of ways to extend fields from the UI. Extend any table or object by using any of these techniques: by creating another table and using the same reference […]

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Why a reluctant coder chooses OpenACS in spite of imperfect documentation

This post is a continuation of a series on critical reviews by coders of OpenACS. And, what it means as a reluctant coder. Review: Poor and incomplete documentation. End users don’t speak geek or want to know about TCL and database support. Things like metadata for tables have several different partial solutions in different places […]

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