[Seaside] rack/wsgi/ring for smalltalk

Sean Allen sean at monkeysnatchbanana.com
Sun Mar 27 23:55:29 UTC 2011

On Sun, Mar 27, 2011 at 2:42 PM, Sven Van Caekenberghe <sven at beta9.be> wrote:
> On 27 Mar 2011, at 19:13, Sean Allen wrote:
>> Is there a smalltalk equivalent for rack/wsgi/ring etc out there?
>> I have an idea I'm going to play with that would be best served by
>> building on something like rack.
>> If there isn't one already, I'll implement one first and then move on
>> to the idea that builds on it.
>> If there is one, I'd rather see if it meets my needs and use it.
>> Any pointers to anything appreciated.
>> For  anyone not familiar with rack et al:
>> They are basically' middleware' layers providing a standard interface
>> between webservers and applications.
>> Middleware is a little deceptive... a better description might be that
>> it is an interface that allows you to
>> hook into between a webserver and other end points by either hooking
>> up an application or middleware
>> ( authentication, file serving ) that can be composed together as part
>> of a specific application.
>> http://rack.rubyforge.org/
>> https://github.com/mmcgrana/ring
>> http://www.wsgi.org/wsgi/
> Might be cool and useful.
> I guess that Seaside's WAServerAdaptor concept comes very close.
> It has the advantage that it's proven in the field, supporting many servers in different Smalltalk implementations.
> But maybe you already knew this.

WAServerAdaptor isn't really much like ring, rack et al.
But it does put the thought into my mind that it would be interesting
down the road to
try and take the Seaside infrastructure and work something like rack into it.

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