Re: uSQLiteServer F.Y.I. TWS web server

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Re: uSQLiteServer F.Y.I. TWS web server

Tom Shafer-3
I've been following the uSQLiteServer conversations, and suddenly a light
came ON.  ( which often happens at my age).

Perusing my  "SQLITE WEB SERVER" documents, I find.......
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>March '04
>borivoj wrote:
>>Hello everybody,
>>
>>I would like to know is there anybody other willing to share experiences
>>in TWS - all-in-one web server, tcl and sqlite combination provided by
>>Richard on  http://www.hwaci.com/sw/tws
>>
>>Since I am mostly on windows I've managed to find windows version of
>>TWS, tested it and it looks very promising , at least for a small
>>intranet server.
>>
>>what worries me is that it looks rather old:  "TWS was released as beta
>>on Feb 17, 2001." and that there is no mention in the sqlite groups
>>since the beginning. (on yahoo groups). I found hard to believe that
>>nobody else noticed TWS. Why?
>>
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>D. Richard Hipp responds:
>TWS never picked up much mindshare - everybody wanted to
>used LAMP.  Even those who were not enamored with LAMP
>were only interested in algol-derived languages, not
>more powerful lisp-family languages like Tcl which TWS
>uses, so nobody paid TWS much mind.  I, therefore, didn't
>maintain the website.
>
>But rest assured, TWS continues to be used.  I continue
>to use the original TWS internally.  Decendents of TWS
>have found their way into commercial products I've done
>for customers.  Those products are currently in active
>use around the world.
>
>If enough people bug me about it, I'll go in and update
>the public code base for TWS with some more recent
>enhancements and bug fixes.
>
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Nov'05   Tom Shafer adds:
My TWS setup has been running (with zero attention) on an old NT 4.0 server
since 2003  !!!
I cannot praise it enough.  TWS has no peers.
But,,, there is always a better mousetrap. I can't wait to get my hands on
uSQLiteServer.
Kudos !!!





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Re: TWS web server

Andrew Piskorski
On Thu, Nov 17, 2005 at 09:14:28AM -0700, Tom Shafer wrote:

> >March '04
> >borivoj wrote:
> >>I would like to know is there anybody other willing to share experiences
> >>in TWS - all-in-one web server, tcl and sqlite combination provided by
> >>Richard on  http://www.hwaci.com/sw/tws

Interesting!  I'd never noticed TWS either.  From the limited docs, it
sounds a bit like a (very) mini-AOLserver.  The core TWS codebase is
also very small, its entire src/ directory is only 3276 lines total
(according to 'wc -l'), and much of that is comments.

At first glance, TWS has nothing like AOLserver's ns_* API (to give
Tcl scripts tight integration with the web server), but due to its
simplicity and all-in-one design, TWS would presumably be good target
for hacking in some minimal form of such support if you wished to.

Dr. Hipp, how would you compare/contrast TWS with, say, TclHttpd,
and/or other application server environments?

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