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Updates and an announcement from LWN

Updates and an announcement from LWN

Posted Jul 5, 2012 7:01 UTC (Thu) by mathieu_lacage (guest, #3967)
In reply to: Updates and an announcement from LWN by hp
Parent article: Updates and an announcement from LWN

I fear that there is already high quality competition in web client-side content. (http://uxdesign.smashingmagazine.com/ for example but there are many others)

However, the idea of producing web related content seems sound if you can look into server-side fontend/backend stuff. What I have in mind for example is the whole server-side apache ecosystem for cloud computing (infrastructure like hadoop but also more application oriented projects like mahout). Node.js is also a nice example, just like twisted and some of the many python (pick your favorite language) web frameworks.

Yes, producing high quality content in these areas would be costly but I can see a fairly large potential reader base. Reaching this user base will be hard because it will be challenging to reproduce the lwn model of writers who are part of the community, but hey, this is what makes life fun and interesting :)

Bah, this post is longer than I intended to. I wish lwn good luck!


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SSN: ServerSideNews

Posted Jul 6, 2012 10:40 UTC (Fri) by man_ls (guest, #15091) [Link]

Perhaps a sister publication centered on the other Free software parts of the LAMP stack might be viable. Right now there is a rich market for alternatives:
  • L: cloud providers.
  • A: other servers like nginx.
  • M: PostgreSQL, denormalized databases.
  • P: Python, Ruby on Rails, node.js.
It might be hard to keep focused with such a large offering, but I know I would subscribe. Right now I rely on blogs like High Scalability for my daily server-side fix...

SSN: ServerSideNews

Posted Jul 13, 2012 14:06 UTC (Fri) by KotH (subscriber, #4660) [Link]

node.js?

Am i the only one who thinks a webserver implented in a language meant to be run by a webserver is kind of... crazy... and using it for production is kind of.. sick....?

SSN: ServerSideNews

Posted Jul 15, 2012 23:32 UTC (Sun) by man_ls (guest, #15091) [Link]

I assume you meant "a webserver implented in a language meant to be run by a web browser".

Oh, I don't know if the original purpose of a language is really significant. Java was initially pushed also as a client-side technology (remember the infamous applets?). Perl was initially a scripting language, meant as a replacement for Bash. Lisp was designed as a language to make mathematical computations, and used for artificial intelligence. Python was designed for learning. Ruby was also created as a scripting language. All of these have been used successfully in web servers.

Besides, I think this retooling is kind of cool. When I first saw your message I misread:

and using it for production is kind of.. slick....?"
I don't know about node.js, but the MongoDB console (in JavaScript) is easy to use; JavaScript really shines there, better than in a browser. Nasty browser implementations aside, there is a reason why JavaScript is taking the world by storm.

SSN: ServerSideNews

Posted Jul 17, 2012 15:40 UTC (Tue) by Baylink (guest, #755) [Link]

I believe the implication is "well, this will be interactive, and not doing too much, so we don't need to be too concerned about efficiency in the implementations that the design will imply."


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