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Pike public beta

From: Dave Winer <dave@userland.com>
Date: Sun, 26 Mar 2000 07:41:17 -0800
Message-ID: <087e01bf9739$ba34b650$1918ccce@murphy>
To: "SOAP" <SOAP@DISCUSS.DEVELOP.COM>, "Xml-Rpc@Egroups.Com" <xml-rpc@egroups.com>, <xml-dev@xml.org>, "Weblogs@Egroups.Com" <weblogs@egroups.com>, <xml-dist-app@w3.org>
We had a wonderful rollout yesterday at De Anza College in Cupertino CA.


This morning I'm watching hundreds of xml-rpc messages going thru the logs
on my server, people debating the merits of Pike, some enjoying the new
power they're getting, others complaining about firewalls and caching
servers. At least we're living this, as opposed to waiting for it.

Key point for members of the xml community -- this is your technology in
action. It's 100 percent built on xml-rpc. A totally web-based *desktop*
application. Compatible tools and servers are easy, the protocol is open, we
welcome compatible competition on both ends. I'd love to see WordPad for
Manila, or BBEdit or Emacs, Dreamweaver and Photoshop. Or Epinions being


One person yesterday asked why we were releasing Pike when we want so many
other tools. Gotta create updraft, I said. Remember, MacWrite was the first
word processor for Macs, but it wasn't the last one. I think that yesterday
The Two-Way Web took a step towards being more real. There will be lots more
days like yesterday in the coming days.

Screen shots:






If you're interested in developing compatible technology, please send me a
private email. We're organizing a meeting for developers in mid-April in
California, along with a few other companies that are interested in this

Received on Sunday, 26 March 2000 10:42:07 UTC

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