Server-Side Programming

This one is going to get a little technical. Let's round out all of our client-side web knowledge by investigating some tools to get off the ground with server-side development tools. We'll look into a few topics:

* How do web pages get to the browser?
* How does an app server generate those web pages?
* A couple language/frameworks: Sinatra, PHP, NodeJS
* Where to get started?

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  • Faddah Steve Yuetsu W.

    tina, if you have corrections or a differing view on what eric presented, please post them. just saying eric didn't know what he was talking about on certain areas doesn't really help any of us learn. meantime, eric, could you please post slides you used up here for us, or a link to the slides? and did anyone take notes that could be posted, please? thank you.

    November 17, 2012

    • Faddah Steve Yuetsu W.

      o.k., my bad for thinking the stuff everyone can see in the right column of this page were also comments, not the reviews we're prompted to write. didn't mean to harsh on you too much, tina, sorry. but thank you for clarifying. hey, this is a ux challenge! ;) maybe eric will clarify a bit, or he'll learn something too. still would like to see notes & slides, please?

      November 17, 2012

    • Tina

      No need to apologize! Your comments were perfectly reasonable. You're probably asking Eric for notes, but just in case you're asking all...I didn't take any notes this time, personally.

      November 17, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    FYI, to see how popular the PHP language is visit this site,

    PHP is more popular than Ruby, plus every other language mentioned in the talk.

    November 17, 2012

  • Sue S.

    Interesting concepts on use and choices of languages.

    November 14, 2012

  • Michael S.

    Eric covered a lot on interesting technologies that were relatively new to me. He gave us just enough to give us a sense of their relative transparency, utiliity, and accessibility. As he freely admitted at one point, he did flit around between screens a bit too quickly sometimes. It would also have been worth explaining that localhost is just another name for the IP[masked], which points to the local machine (client). Now that I think about it, a few words on the routing table might have helped too, to give the audience how services are listening and responding to ports. Yeah, and ports too.... Hmm... Forget all that. His presentation was JUST RIGHT as he did it.

    November 9, 2012

  • Tina

    I didn't think the presenter was as strong on this topic as he normally he. I usually find him to be very fair and humble. He is normally quite quick to say that he isn't certain about something (if he isn't). Last night, a couple of times, he said with certainty that something couldn't be done with a particular language and he was wrong.

    November 9, 2012

  • James N.

    I really wanted to go tonight, but was sick.

    November 8, 2012

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