CHAPTER 26Practical: Web Programmingwith AllegroServe

In this chapter you'll look at one way to develop Web-based programs in Common Lisp, using the open-source AllegroServe Web server. This isn't meant as a full introduction to AllegroServe. And I'm certainly not going to cover anything more than a tiny corner of the larger topic of Web programming. My goal here is to cover enough of the basics of using AllegroServe that you'll be able, in Chapter 29, to develop an application for browsing a library of MP3 files and streaming them to an MP3 client. Similarly, this chapter will serve as a brief introduction to Web programming for folks new to the topic.

A 30-Second Intro to Server-Side Web Programming

While Web programming today typically involves ...

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