[plt-scheme] Some rough PLT web app figures

From: Jay McCarthy (jay.mccarthy at gmail.com)
Date: Thu Nov 20 11:37:47 EST 2008

Awesome! We're very happy to hear it!

Be sure to let me know if you're having any problems or annoyances.


On Wed, Nov 19, 2008 at 7:33 PM, Michael Forster <mike at sharedlogic.ca> wrote:
> On Wed, Nov 19, 2008 at 8:09 PM, Matthias Felleisen
> <matthias at ccs.neu.edu> wrote:
>> This really neat! We should send you to DC to tell NSF about the success of
>> our web and scheme stuff in general. -- Matthias
> Just don't tell 'em we're Canucks ;-)
> Seriously though, PLT Scheme was the deciding factor
> in our being able to deploy these as web apps rather
> than fat-client apps.  (The thought of deploying on over
> 200 Windows boxes across the country still gives me the
> shakes.)
> Previous versions were web-based and written in Common
> Lisp.  CL was an excellent platform, but as customer demand
> for interactivity escalated, and with AJAX representing a
> significant security concern (our client is in the security and
> event management business), fat-client looked like the only
> option.
> Happily, with PLT's send/suspend[/dispatch], we were able
> to deliver more than enough interactivity, and in a much
> better (in our opinion) programming style than required by
> sessions or AJAX.
> -Mike
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Jay McCarthy <jay at cs.byu.edu>
Assistant Professor / Brigham Young University

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