[aida] Iliad, a new lightweight web framework

Nicolas Petton petton.nicolas at gmail.com
Thu Jun 25 12:25:19 CEST 2009

Le jeudi 25 juin 2009 à 00:24 +0200, Janko Mivšek a écrit :
> Dear all,
> You probably already heard what was the Nico's secret project (well,
> part of :) last few months:
> -----
> Iliad, a new lightweight web framework for GNU Smalltalk
> http://smalltalk.gnu.org/blog/nico/iliad-new-lightweight-web-framework-gnu-smalltalk
> For our personal needs, we wanted to have the following features in the
> framework:
>     * standalone stateful widgets
>     * REST-like applications
>     * simple API
>     * easy to setup and deploy (no complicated configuration step)
> In order to avoid to reinvent the wheel, we started it by reusing pieces
> of code from other libraries. In particular, we adapted the dispatch
> pattern from HttpView2, the composite element hierarachy for building
> HTML from Aida/Web, and the stateful Widgets from Seaside, however
> without using continuations. A bit of glue code was needed to make this
> work together, but we quickly ended up with something that actually worked.
> ------
> I spend some time looking at Iliad code and I can say there are quite
> some new fresh ideas worth to look at for us too, so I invite all to
> look at Iliad and let we then discuss how can Aida adopt some of Nico's
> ideas as well.

Thank you very much Janko!

Actually, Iliad takes ideas from Aida too ;)
This list may not be appropriate to talk about Iliad, but if someone has
questions about it, I'll be happy to answer.


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