Re: Why Web Programming Matters Most
If we think that corporate use-growth is important, then:
- I think web-dev is key because it's hard to imagine many corporate developers starting new fat-client initiatives (outside of certain areas like trading desks).
- webservices and other approaches to integrate with legacy apps also become key
- cheap vanilla hosting support isn't much of an issue.
- SQL interaction is key; and allowing developers to think in sql/relational terms is an important leverage point
- flexible security management, possibly driven from a pre-existing system (LDAP? or maybe in-the-db rules?) is needed
- ...based on text files rather than storing objects in some sort of binary library is key to leverage existing management tools (CVS, etc.)
- some sort of CRUD generator might make sense for at least managing some simple reference tables, even if you don't keep that code for the main user stories...