RE: server side tools...

Subject: RE: server side tools...
From: James Robertson <jamesr@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Thu, 03 Jun 1999 11:15:41 +1000
At 11:11 3/06/1999 , Shalperin wrote:
  | > -----Original Message-----
  | > From: James Robertson <jamesr@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx> 
  | >
  | > Have you come across Java "servlets"? These are cross-platform,
  | > and there are pre-built components such as Cocoon which support
  | > XML.
  | > 
  | > We're just getting into them ourselves, so I can't really tell
  | > you much about them yet. But they look very, very promising.
  | > 
  | > (Have a look at for some stuff.)
  | > 
  | Thanks.  Yes, servlets are cool, but we've made the decision to use C++.

Now I'm no Java fanatic (I've avoided using it at all until
very recently).

But I would ask: why C++ instead of Java?

Since cross-platform compatability using a single
code-base is one of your key requirements, I would
have thought that Java would've been a fairly
obvious choice ...

(I don't tend to get excited about Java on 
a single platform; much less compelling.)

On the face of it, servlets look very simple
to get up and running. Java shouldn't be a big
leap for competant C++ programs. The XML stuff
will be fiddly, but that'll be true regardless
of the development environment.


James Robertson
Step Two Designs Pty Ltd
SGML, XML & HTML Consultancy

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