[plt-scheme] Debugging servlets in DrScheme

From: Maarten Koopmans (maarten at vrijheid.net)
Date: Sat Feb 10 12:04:50 EST 2007

Do you mind if I try to translate it to Dutch (may be a good way to 
introduce my kids to programming)? And also, can I localize DrScheme in 
Dutch (makes it more accessible for kids).


Matthias Felleisen wrote:
> Sorry, but the servlet teachpacks haven't worked since v350. This
> is mostly my mistake for not maintaining them properly.
> If you are interested in hooking 15 year olds, you may have more
> fun doing it via the world.ss teachpacks. We have an experiment
> running in MA that gets 10 year olds to write (simple) space invader
> games:
>  http://www.ccs.neu.edu/home/matthias/HtDP/Extended/index.html
>  (Prologue for HtDP/2e)
> -- Matthias
> On Feb 8, 2007, at 11:27 PM, Alexey Goldin wrote:
>> I decided to have a look at DrScheme enviroment and test servlets
>> teachpack hoping that I can interest some kids (8-9 grade) to play
>> with it, maybe build some kind of interactive fiction story or
>> something like this. I heard that it is possible and quite easy to
>> debug servlets in DrScheme and my understanding was that when you type
>> something like
>> (inform "Hey!")
>> a browser should start with a simple page generated by servlet.
>> I spent few hours reading docs, googling, etc but I have no idea how
>> to do it. DrScheme just has ladybug  symbol and paints inform with red
>> color without explanation of any kind. What kind of magic incantation
>> I am missing? What language, teachpacks (except for servlets2.ss)
>> should I choose? Or have I misunderstood tutorials completely? If yes,
>> what should  do to start web server? Is there some magic address I
>> should type into browser? I see a lot of examples on web and in
>> DrScheme documentation, I just have no idea how to run them....
>> I use DrScheme 352 in Ubuntu. I have only couple of hours experience
>> with DrScheme but quite confident with simple Common Lisp (Practical
>> Common Lisp by Seibel and slightly more, including its allegroserve
>> examples).
>> Thanks!
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