So I've been using Hunchentoot to develop a blogging application. Nothing spectacular. If anyone actually reads this and is interested, I can send you the source.
The best things about it so far:
- SLIME. Oh man, this has got to be the most productive development environment ever
- Very flexible/DIY
One of the most painful points of Hunchentoot is that you cannot accept posted arguments like function arguments as you can with CherryPy. What I would really like to do is something like the following:
(defdynamicpage add-post ( (title string) (content string) &optional (tags list) )
Right now, you have to write some mess like:
(defun add-post ()
(let ((title (hunchentoot:parameter "title")))
(when (empty-parameter-p title)
Where empty-parameter-p checks for null or zero length strings. I'm sure I can write some macro to handle it if I end up caring enough about it.
Also, using cl-who is probably not the smartest thing to do if you want a designer's help. I think the next step will be figuring out the best setup to allow a designer to do her work without requiring knowledge of Lisp.