[Tutor] [opinions?] Web development... (kind of long) [ACS?]

Sheila King sheila@thinkspot.net
Sun, 19 Aug 2001 23:52:38 -0700

On Sun, 19 Aug 2001 23:42:24 -0700 (PDT), Danny Yoo
<dyoo@hkn.eecs.berkeley.edu>  wrote about Re: [Tutor] [opinions?] Web
development... (kind of long) [ACS?]:

:Perhaps most useful is his ACS toolkit that does a lot of the heavy lifing
:in collaborative web sites.  Although its current incarnation is in Java,
:some people split off and formed the "OpenACS":
:    http://openacs.org
:which is in Tcl.  Fortunately, there are Python bindings:
:    http://pywx.idyll.org/
:I don't know if it's worth the effort to use the software, but it might be
:useful to glean some of its ideas.  Hope this helps!

Boy, you really caught my attention with this post (I'm also reading
Phil & Alex's Guide to Web Programming right now...I sprung for the
printed version. The pictures are VERY nice. My four-year old likes to
look at the book with me. ;) )

However, I see that one must run AOLserver (not surprised, actually). I
just wish there were something along those lines already available that
would run on Apache.

The book IS chock full of ideas, though. Actually, for the person who
started this thread, if he has the option to choose his own web server,
and since there is a Python front end for scripting AOLserver, I'd
emphatically recommend reading Phil's book and seriously considering
that approach.

Sheila King