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I've purchased the dead trees book, and looked at the new one online, and now this page here. Still no mention of Cold Fusion.
I know you have strong opinions, Phil, and you probably have a reason for not considering or mentioning it. But as an application server it seems such a powerful yet elegantly simple environment for building just the kind of apps you so fondly describe. If you've not looked at it recently (4.0 is about to come out), please consider doing so.
Compared to the effort to do the same thing in Kiva/NAS as described above (and perhaps Aolserver), simple things can be rendered amazingly quickly, while complex things can be created quite easily.
Interested readers (and I offer this as one to another, not as a product hype) can find more at www.allaire.com.
I may have just found part of an answer to my question, if I extrapolate from a quote in the info on setting up an ecommerce site (http://photo.net/wtr/thebook/ecommerce.html):
"We looked at the vPOS system from VeriFone and rejected it immediately because it only works with Microsoft Internet Information Server (we don't know anyone who understands NT well enough to run an Web service from Windows NT)."
Many presume that CF runs only on NT, and would therefore presume it's equally susceptible. Just for info, as of 3.1, it runs on Solaris.
Also, I want to be clear before receiving a response (if one's coming) and state that while I "looked at" the new book online, I did not read it in entirety. I would like to have been able to search it for reference to CF before saying "still no mention of CF".
I appreciate your penchant for thoroughness and accuracy, and if I've missed such a reference, I apologize. But my inclination after re...
Thanks for that. I meant the thoroughness penchant wit respect (I really did mean I "appreciated" it). Your coverage of the issues near and dear to you is exhaustive and complete. That's what I meant by thorough. I was only sparked to comment on this "application server" discussion page. It seemed a place where you might have indeed taken time to evaluate alternatives. I can appreciate (or rather, understand) if it's more just a log of experience trying a couple things. Even so, I offer my comments both to you for consideration should you experiment again in the future, and more importantly to readers should they be considering other options.
For that, I *appreciate* the opportunity to have offered these comments. It, like many of your site's features--and you yourself, are valuable resources. :-)