java

Elasticsearch and Jetty

I needed a custom REST interface that mimicked a legacy API, rather than using elasticsearch's REST interface directly. Because we all know that I love JavaScript, I wanted it to be written in JavaScript as a servlet. That way I can just run a single executable platform for data, searching, and url mapping/data-munging, as well as static HTML service. And it's all in my favorite language. Here is how I accomplished this:

The Framework is dead. Long live the CMS.

If you don't know already, the framework is dead. That is to say, unless you have money to burn, frameworks like Zend, CakePHP, Django, Struts, .NET, and even Rails should not be considered as a foundation for building anything but the most unique and game changing websites*. The age of the framework for building websites is gone and it has been replaced by the open-source CMS or Content Management System.

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