The .NET Weblog Tool

by Bryan on 7/2/2002 at 9:30 PM in Developer Stuff

Well, that sort of defeats the whole idea behind content generation and publishing, doesn't it? The whole power of Radio is that it's "desktop publishing". Your server doesn't need to be anything except a dumb HTTP server that supports the GET protocol basically.[Drew's Blog]

Except that my web server already has I get a few hundred hits a day. What do I care? :-) I understand what motivates someone like Dave to make it just require FTP and no active server components. He has a monetary interest in working with the largest crowd possible. Personally, I don't have any such need. I'd rather prefer something powerful and dynamic over something static and flaky, but that's just me. :-) [The .NET Guy]

Exactly! Let me burn cycles on my server - it has plenty to spare. :-) As to Drew's later point about caching and page regeneration, I actually don't care too much about complex caching and page generation algorithms for this application. If I have to re-generate a page every time I get a request, that's ok with me, assuming we're not talking about a huge amount of CPU time (which we shouldn't be). I'm also willing to have to tweak .aspx files and/or code to customize my site (theme, page layout, etc.), rather than have a complete customization engine...[Greg Reinacker's Weblog]

There sure is a lot of talk about a .NET weblog tool. I suppose I really should get metaBlog finished. Speaking which, I still don't know about the name, but I just can't think of anything else at the moment.