[racket] try-racket alternative

From: Neil Van Dyke (neil at neilvandyke.org)
Date: Thu Feb 26 19:00:51 EST 2015

Floyd Arguello wrote on 02/26/2015 05:58 PM:
> I like the idea of saving programs through a Google account,

That might be fine for particular users of this particular app... but, 
as a general comment, for people doing other Web-based apps, using "the 
cloud" in this way is actually a really bad direction for privacy in 
most cases.

(This is a serious and huge topic, which is mostly outside the scope of 
Racket, and I doubt any of us want to get into the topic here by 
building up from first principles.  I just think that that kind of cloud 
use shouldn't be mentioned in an impressionability-heavy venue like 
this, without someone pointing out that it's not necessarily a good 
general approach.)

If anyone just wants quick&dirty storage for a Web app (online or 
offline), the easiest thing to consider first is 
"http://mozilla.github.io/localForage/".  You can look at the 
implications from there, but it's one of the easiest and best starting 
points for most Web app casual storage purposes at the moment.


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