[ANN] AIDA/Web app server 5.4 beta released on Squeak

Janko Mivšek janko.mivsek at eranova.si
Thu Jun 14 17:03:34 UTC 2007

Cédrick, just an answer to the last part for now:

Cédrick Béler wrote:

> yes but there are always people who ask for REST...  so there is an 
> alternative now (in squeak) and I'm sure it can bring people to seaside 
> either once you're familiar with smalltalk syntax... and maybe for web 
> site not highly dynamic, AIDA seems to me a good option...
> to sum up my feelings:
> complex web application -> seaside
> dynamic site -> AIDA

Aida is definitively able to deal with complex app development as good 
as Seaside if not even better. That's not only my observation anymore, 
that's a feeling and also an experience of others too, who already tried 

What I usually say is that Seaside is good for 1% of web app when Aida 
is good for 99% of the rest of that app, while with a little more effort 
it can make that 1% too. And I'm talking here about complex web apps!

Seaside is designed from start for that 1% but web reality is that you 
need to support other 99% well too and here it seems that Seaside is not 
able to follow, probably because of design which lies on continuations 
too much.

Best regards

Janko Mivšek
Smalltalk Web Application Server

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