Amazon + DWScript + Smart mobile = true
I havent really had time to do much lately. We have two girls who each had their big birthday, and me with a back injury — well, let’s just cap it off to “slow work, but we got there”. Thankfully we had a couple of friends who helped out to get everything in order. But man, these two weeks of finals, school’s out and soccer finals on top of that has been a test.
Anyways, I decided it was time to get some work done – so I signed up for a normal Amazon EC2 Windows 2012 server account. Spent some time fiddling with how to make the server publicly available — but finally found out that you had to add the services to the security group (e.g “http” and so on). Which makes sense since we are talking virtual instances here. I’m used to doing this inside Windows on real hardware, but here Amazon’s flexible IP’s are managed and assigned from the outside.
DWScript up and running
I did the mistake of installing IIS first, figured that was the easiest way to get port 80 allocated — but it was not. So when that mistake was done I just downloaded the DWScript binaries, installed using the setup.exe as per usual — did some allowance in the firewall, and voila! DWScript is now running on it’s default 888 port 🙂
But now the fun begins, because now I’ll install nodeJS and use Smart Mobile Studio from scratch to write my service layer’s. It’s going to be very interesting to see the performance of nodeJS vs. DWScript. I honestly feel DWScript will kick some serious node ass to be honest, and the fact that DWScript has a DB engine or two built-in saves a lot of time.
First up is to extent HexLicense with cloud management, which I have been tinkering for a while now, so that I can simply clone out VM’s to my customers who wants to deal with serial management via Amazon.
Well, that’s really all I have on my chest right now. Im knacker’d after all that rig work and I am going to have a glass of wine and just listen to music (read: re-charge those internal batteries).
Tomorrow, puja for a friend of mine who is in the hospital and mantrayana for 2 hours at least — Om Nama Shivaya!