[aida] Promoting AIDA (comparation)

Janko Mivšek janko.mivsek at eranova.si
Thu Jun 21 20:42:49 CEST 2007

Hi Esteban,

> I've been watching AIDA without getting in since a year or so, because
> I've choosen the Seaside path.
> I like Seaside by its community, and its growing pace (the fact that
> now GemStone supports says a lot). By I don't see it as "server
> friendly" solution, it is... it populates the VM with a lot of copied
> processes, and I don't see a scalability guideline other than having
> many images running separately. It's not hard to scale that way, but
> it smells to "can be done better".
> On the other hand, AIDA also offers an stateful component based web
> framework, without having to deal with continuations and all that
> stuff.
> What I'm asking here, mainly to Janko who is the lead developer, and
> to anyone who has used both frameworks (Seaside and AIDA) is a
> comparison table with strong and weak points of each framework. And
> how both solves common web framework issues as session handling (with
> or without authentication), RESTful URI's, parameter passing,
> component nesting, page caching, and other stuff which has a percent
> of buzz and a percent of real need.

Such comparison is obviously needed for anyone choosing among both 
frameworks, but any attempt so far, be benchmarking or answering to 
general questions, was strongly rejected from Seaside community.

What I would propose is that maybe you start composing such comparison 
table with questions and answers for a Seaside side, then maybe someone 
else already knowledgeable on Aida will answer for its side. We can then 
discuss here about validity and correctness of that answers and later 
invite even Seaside community to comment.

I can open a web page on www.aidaweb.si for now. I know, not quite a 
neutral place, but we can find better one later.

What do you and others think?

Best regards

Janko Mivšek
Smalltalk Web Application Server

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