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Keep It Simple: How to write a quick and useful web service – By Alan Rosenthal

27 Apr 2017
9:30 - 10:20
IC 204

Keep It Simple: How to write a quick and useful web service – By Alan Rosenthal

There are many large-scale web-based application projects, some of them quite good; but I think that there should also be many SMALL-scale web applications. By adhering to the time-honoured software engineering principle of “Keep It Simple” (KISS), it is possible to produce quite functional and bug-free web applications quickly; at U of T you can even do UTORid authentication using “Shibboleth”. In this talk I will tell the story of the development of such a system and provide a “how to” using Python, but you can equally-well use any modern programming language which has library support for CGI programs.