Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Progress on the Web framework

I've been working on Adder's Web framework (sample page).  I've now got CGI integration, and now I'm working on speed.  I've managed to speed it up a good deal, mostly by caching the generated Python; but it was pretty slow to begin with, so the resulting speed isn't great.  See that sample page? That takes 2.5 seconds on my laptop (Core Duo, 1.6GHz—not a speed demon, but still).  Time to start profiling again.

Monday, January 24, 2011

First release of Adder

Yesterday I released Adder, and announced it on Hacker News, Reddit, and comp.lang.lisp.  It's gotten some positive response, not a lot.

The next step, I think, is to try building something real with Adder.  So far I've done small samples, but I won't know where the pain points are until I really dig in.  I think I'll start with the HTML generation framework (see also the sample program), and work up a simple Web app.  That should give me enough experience to flesh out the to-do list a bit.