Duke Normandin wrote: >Awesome! So it seems to me that Pike should be able to give Ruby, >PHP, Perl, Python etc a good run for their money in the Web >backends domain.
It does, actually. > So what's kept it from being a strong contender? >I'm just wondering what's wrong with ti? The docs? The community >somehow? Poor marketing? Not noob friendly? What? If you want to generalise (it's never good to generalise), I'd say it is "poor marketing". Then again even that is a very loosely defined term. >I'm not trolling! I just want to get a sense of what Pike is all >about and where its heading. TIA ... I'm using it (very succesfully) for my own: - Various custom data-conversion import/export scripts. - Web backend to some websites. - REST-API backend for some services (either high performance or high security; it can excel in both). - High performance custom SMTP server implementation. - High performance interface to PostgreSQL (yes, Pike has better database drivers than the standard libpq drivers that come with PostgreSQL). - To interface to the API of various cloudservices (e.g. Google Cloudservice). -- Stephen.