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From André Warnier>
Subject Re: How to convert WAR application into console application (Making Unicorn has console application)
Date Fri, 20 Aug 2010 15:30:10 GMT
Caldarale, Charles R wrote:
>> From: Ranjith []
>> Subject: Re: How to convert WAR application into console application
>> (Making Unicorn has console application)
>> No Its working fine but i want to execute it on console that 
>> is my project.
> Let me see if I understand this correctly:
> You're asking a Tomcat support mailing list about how not to use Tomcat?
I think you've got this wrong.  The OP just wants to create a console version of the 

I tend to agree.  All this graphical stuff is making life miserable for most of us web 
developers.  Back before Tim Berners-Lee came up with HTTP and HTML and made things 
horribly complicated, one could still concentrate on the quintessential meaning of things,

rather than spending most of one's time with presentation matters, users clicking all over

the place, multiple threads, connection pools and whatnot.

I applaud the OP's project, and would refer him for example to RFC 1436, describing the 
Gopher protocol.  The quintessential elegance and simplicity of this protocol is 
demonstrated by the following summary, extracted from the Introduction of said document :


Users run client software on their desktop systems, connecting to a server and sending the

server a selector (a line of text, which may be empty) via a TCP connection at a well- 
known port.  The server responds with a block of text terminated by a period on a line by

itself and closes the connection.  No state is retained by the server.


Isn't this beautiful ?
How many centuries of unproductive programming time, and how many petabytes of RAM and 
disk would have been saved, if the professional IT world had just stuck to the simple 
principles outlined above, rather than falling for all these hyper- metaphors ?

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