Can Squeak easily function as a web form handler and similar?

Avi Bryant avi at
Thu Apr 18 01:31:01 UTC 2002

On Wed, 17 Apr 2002, Randy Siler wrote:

> 1. I really need to be building a few simple web applications for my
> department and I would love to use Squeak (because it seems so incredibly
> elegant and powerful). These apps would be very very simple. Most are just
> some variation of handle the form data from a web form, maybe do a little
> "business logic" on it, write some of it to a file or put a record  in
> FileMaker Pro via say AppleScript, and maybe send a mail confirmation.
> Can anyone say, "Sure, don't worry, Squeak can do all of that for you easily
> and dependably...go ahead and jump in..."

Sure, don't worry, Squeak can do all that for you easily and dependably.

One option is Seaside, available from - it's
likely overkill for what you want, but should allow you to get the
job done with minimal fuss.  I'll be in Seattle in a couple of weeks,
could give you a demo... ;-)

There's also the HV framework, or SSP (sorry, I don't have a URL for
either, but try searching the Swiki).


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