Another Revolution?

Mark Wieder mwieder at
Fri Jan 18 14:10:20 EST 2008


Don't bother looking too closely at what's behind the scenes. There's a lot 
going on there, but it's deep at the server end for some obvious reasons. 
What Tilestack has put together is pretty impressive - they've got a 
HyperCard-to-java-bytecode compiler so that they can take HC stacks intact, 
compile them to java apps, and host them on their server. They're generating 
quite a bit of interest at their little booth stuck behind the Apple 
display. And they're committed to the idea that creating and publishing 
stack creations should be free, although they're still working on what their 
long-range business plan is. I'm talking with them about extending the HC 
model, but obviously some of the rev extensions aren't going to fit into the 
java server world (file I/O at stuff like that). But if this works out it 
could provide a workaround for the single-threading cgi engine issue that 
blocks publishing stacks to the web.

 Mark Wieder
 mwieder at

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