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Author Reitsma, René F., 1958- author.

Title A tale of two systems : a review of the architecting and re-architecting of a long-lived website / René Reitsma, Kevin Krueger

Publication Info. Corvallis, OR : Oregon State University, [201X]-

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Description 1 online resource
Note Publication and on-going maintenance of this textbook is possible due to grant support from Oregon State University Ecampus
Bibliography Includes bibliographic references
Contents 1. TeachEngineering (TE) Overview -- 2. Why Build (Twice!) Instead of Buy, Rent or Open Source? -- 3. TE 1.0 -- XML -- 4. TE 2.0 -- JSON -- 5. Relational (TE 1.0) vs. NoSQL (TE 2.0) -- 6. Document Accessioning -- 7. Why Build Revisited -- 8. The Develop... Test... Build... Deploy Cycle -- Appendix A: When Editing Code Files, Use a Text Editor; Not(!) a Word Processor -- Appendix B: (Unintended?) Denial of Service Attack -- Appendix C: Fake Link Requests -- Appendix D: I am robot.
Summary This is the story of a web-based information system rebuild. The system in question is, a digital library of K-12 engineering curriculum that was built from the ground up with established technology and which for 13 years enjoyed lasting support from its growing user community and its sponsors. These 13 years, however, cover the period during which smart phones and tablets became commonplace, during which the Internet of Things started replacing the Semantic Web, during which NoSQL databases made their way out of the research labs and into everyday development shops, during which we collectively started moving IT functions and services into 'the cloud,' and during which computing performance doubled a few times, yet again. During this same period, TeachEngineering's user base grew from a few hundred to more than 3 million users annually, its collection size quadrupled, it went through several user interface renewals, and significant functionality was added while having an exemplary service record, and it enjoyed continued financial support from its sponsors. In this monograph we provide a side-by-side of this rebuild. We lay out the choices made in the old architecture -we refer to it as TE 1.0- and compare and contrast them with the choices made for TE 2.0. We explain why both the 1.0 and 2.0 choices were made and discuss the advantages and disadvantages associated with them. Preface
Local Note Open Educational Resources (OER). Open Textbooks
Open Textbook Library
Subject TeachEngineering (Web site)
Web sites -- Design.
Web site development.
Web site development.
Web sites -- Design.
Genre/Form Open educational resources
Added Author Krueger, Kevin author.
Oregon State University, issuing body.