Re: Lisp production web development
- From: "tritchey" <tritchey@xxxxxxxxx>
- Date: 12 Mar 2007 11:12:44 -0700
On Mar 10, 9:30 pm, "Chris Parker" <mrcspar...@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
I just played around with your app, btw. Beautiful!
Thank you very much! You just made my day :-).
Lisp was kind of a leap of faith for us. The other programmer was very
familiar with Scheme, and I had played around with Lisp a little bit,
but nothing too serious. We had been doing functional programming
stuff in our current product--a home-grown xml-based language that our
agents talked to each other (yes, yes, it was all greenspun'ed to
death). At the beginning of last year we started looking at moving to
a web-based model. At some point the other programmer made the
suggestion that we just go ahead and do everything in Lisp. At first,
we were working on the web application while maintaining our P2P
version, but around the June/July time frame made the decision to
switch to the web-based model altogether. I think we had the beta
version ready by October, and had our first formal release in
November. We are going to be showing off a major new revision in May
with integrated remote desktop and help-desk/trouble-ticket
integration. We've also been rolling out minor new features every
couple of weeks on the production server.
This has been with two developers--both somewhat new to Common Lisp,
and one new to the entire Lisp family (me). I still find it amazing
what we have been able to do. Whether we have created a successful
business is of course still to be determined, but from a development
perspective, Lisp has been a clear win.
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