Brewing a SandStorm

by Rael Dornfest

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SandStorm is a modular, component based framework for building middle-end Web products. Distributed components sport their own user-defined API, kept in mind by the SandStorm registry. Based on XML-RPC, the system is language- and platform-independent; alpha-level Python, Perl, and PHP implementations are already available for download. SandStorm, of course, borrows its name from Microsoft's HailStorm Web Services infrastructure.