Portable Program Sampler

We need to get a practical feel for how each choice of Web programming technology could work for us in Elsolutions. Thus, let us implement an application that echoes an input parameter and provides a timestamp. We shall implement it six times, using six different portable methods. All are binary-portable except the C language implementation. That is, the actual executable may be picked up and moved between Windows and Linux without translation. Figure 6-9 shows the main HTML calling panel. Each button calls an application written in its respective language. The application executes, returning HTML that contains a timestamp, echo text, and a hyperlink back to the main panel.

Figure 6-9. Echo main panel.

We used an Apache ...

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