On May 8, 2012, at 2:01 PM, Ethan Gruber wrote:
> For what it's worth, I have processed XML in PHP, Ruby, and Saxon/XSLT 2,
So then explain why LAMP/Rails aren't really options.
It's hard to see how anybody can recommend node.js (or any other stack) based on this statement because without knowing _why_ these are inadequate. My guess is that node's XML libraries are also libXML based, just like pretty much any other C-based language.
> but I feel like I'm missing some sort of inside joke here.
> Thanks for the info. To clarify, I don't develop in java, but deploy
> well-established java-based apps in Tomcat, like Solr and eXist (and am
> looking into a java triplestore to run in Tomcat) and write scripts to make
> these web services interact in whichever language seems to be the most
> appropriate. Node looks like it may be interesting to play around with,
> but I'm wary of having to learn something completely new, jettisoning every
> application and language I am experienced with, to put a new project into
> production in the next 4-8 weeks.
Eh, if your window is 4-8 weeks, then I wouldn't be considering node for this project. It does, however, sound like you could really use a new project manager, because the one you have sounds terrible.
> On Tue, May 8, 2012 at 1:15 PM, Nate Vack <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
>> On Tue, May 8, 2012 at 11:45 AM, Ross Singer <[log in to unmask]>
>>> On May 8, 2012, at 10:17 AM, Ethan Gruber wrote:
>>>> in. Our data is exclusively XML, so LAMP/Rails aren't really options.
>>> ^^ Really? Nobody's going to take the bait with this one?
>> I can't see why they would; parsing XML in ruby is simply not possible.