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Web Techniques Publishes OpenSource Weblog Comparison

Dave Aiello wrote, "Brian Jepson wrote one of the most interesting articles that has appeared recently in Web Techniques. He decided to do a comparison of the costs and benefits of implementing several OpenSource Weblog Toolkits: Slashcode, Squishdot, and Thatware."

"My first reaction when I read this was: Why didn't I think of doing this myself? After all, a lot of people wanting to build Web Sites that have a form similar to that of the classic Weblogs would benefit from some independent, professional advice. Then I thought through the idea and realized how long it would take to be able to do this sort of analysis fairly, and I realized that I never could have devoted the time without CTDATA being fired by its clients."

"I was very impressed with Jepson's analysis, considering the length restrictions that impact on any magazine article. He does an excellent job of pointing out issues that a non-expert would run into right away with many of these packages. In particular, he clearly identifies the Weblogs that require root access for successful installation. He also points the degree to which each Weblog depends upon specific versions of underlying software packages, such as mySQL."

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