[aida] Deploying application to server

Janko Mivšek janko.mivsek at eranova.si
Mon Aug 8 13:29:25 CEST 2011

Hi Martin

S, Martin Polák piše:

> Other story is the way, how Aida with Swazoo act as server. I like it much more than Seaside's Kom with for example Apache. Now I have only Pharo image with Aida on my server and I'm perfectly able to handle all that virtual names stuff completely with Smalltalk via VNC. That's a big difference with my Seaside deployment scenario, where I must handle all this configuration by editing Apache's config files to create proxy to the Seaside's image. And that's really boring.

Virtual serving of many Aida websites together with static content is
indeed very neat and useful feature. You can deploy a new site in a
minute! Even a whole image can be deployed by just loading the code and
setting host:ip:port: combo in few minutes.

On VisualWorks Swazoo works great as a standalone web server while on
Pharo it seems that a "Sockets not closing" [1] bug can have problems.
But Pharo guys are aware of it and hopelly they will resolve it soon. I
also need Swazoo on Pharo working well, so cosider that problem almost
solved :)

What will be very nice contribution would be an article, something like
"Deploying Aida in the Cloud". As a blog post or as a docs page on our
website. What do you think?

[1] http://forum.world.st/Sockets-don-t-close-100-CPU-tt3648046.html

Best regards

Janko Mivšek
Smalltalk Web Application Server

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