[Gllug] Newcomer

Richard Jones rich at annexia.org
Fri Oct 31 09:27:42 UTC 2003

On Thu, Oct 30, 2003 at 09:13:21PM +0000, Harry Mantheakis wrote:
> Hi Garry
> Thanks for the information. As it happens I have had my head stuck into Java
> for past couple of years, and one of things I want to do is run Tomcat to
> serve up dynamic content. (In fact I have an application in mind, using
> PostgreSQL most likely as the DB.)

Can I suggest that there are better / easier / faster ways to create
dynamic content than with Java. In fact, although this will doubtless
be a controversial view, my experience generating websites with Java
at my previous job was thoroughly negative. I couldn't believe how
slow and bloated and difficult to use the environment was.

You could look into CGI scripting, first with Perl externally, then
with mod_perl and a separate templating library like the template

Or look at mod_caml http://www.merjis.com/developers/mod_caml/ [I
declare an interest because I wrote it] which comes with a high
quality templating library, and lets you write your scripts in a
typesafe language (with Postgres database access, connection pooling,
Apache API access, yada yada of course).


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