Everybody's a server

Posted by fsmdave on May 24, 2006 6:59 AM EDT
Free Software Magazine; By Tony Mobily
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Who needs hosting when your own PC will do?

The IT world has a reputation of being extremely fast-paced. And it is: an accounting program in the ’80s would have been written in COBOL. In the ’90s it would have been written with a RAD (Rapid Application Developer) environment such as Delphi or Visual Basic. In the... ’00s (noughties?), today, the same application would probably be written as a web system, possibly using all of the “Web 2.0” technologies to make it responsive and highly usable...

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