Why a reluctant coder chooses OpenACS for building killer apps

If OpenACS were a film, it would be a 1999 cult classic with a following that keeps growing. Like The Matrix movie, OpenACS would be listed in rottentomatoes with an audience in the millions, an average rating over 3.6/5 and 85% liking it. On the Tomatometer, “All 140 critics” (think coders) average rating would be […]

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Who is a reluctant coder?

A reluctant coder wants to spend as little time coding as possible. And write code so that it doesn’t need to be rewritten –at least for the duration of the project. Each language has at least one style for writing code well. More variance of coding is possible if the underlying code is well written. […]

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Choosing an application framework

by a reluctant coder: An application framework is more that a collection of its components. An application framework includes additional software that integrates its components into a systems paradigm that simplifies common, difficult or repetitive tasks by using a library of reusable code. The code provides additional features toward a consistent solution set for increased […]

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Choosing an operating system for an application framework

by a reluctant coder: The choice of an operating system (OS) is usually of a matter of personal choice. The main open source choices are Linux and BSD. ¬†BSD is configured for web hosting and hosting many servers on one system. It was the first to add an internet protocol to its system. Desktops tend […]

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Databases that work well with a web server

by a reluctant coder: To select a web server with a scripting language, one must consider the databases that that can connect to it. The most popular configuration is for an app server to connect to one database. Sometimes data comes from more than one database source. Software that your app depends on may have […]

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