[racket] try-racket alternative

From: John Clements (johnbclements at gmail.com)
Date: Thu Feb 26 19:40:57 EST 2015

On Thu, Feb 26, 2015 at 4:00 PM, Neil Van Dyke <neil at neilvandyke.org> wrote:

> 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.

Agreed. Also, for a really nice solution to the authentication problem (how
can I authenticate users without telling their providers?), you might want
to take a look at Mozilla Persona:



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