Darwin's Theories Blog

New Theories for a New Time

Site Modernization

Every web site needs to keep improving, and your obd't servant is no different. I started almost exactly a year ago by replacing the old blog software with Pebble. Then I got busy with real work, and had to put aside site maintenance. Around the beginning of this year I was able to modernize both the home page of darwinsys.com (making it new and graphical) and the layout of the rest of the main site. This week, I re-did the Java Web Frameworks site, which has gone from coyote-ugly to fairly modern looking, after being re-implemented using the Seam framework. So, I am now running Seam ("war deployment" option) on Tomcat in production.

At the same time, I had to upgrade the Tomcat web server from 5.5 to 6.0, which went fairly smoothly, although there may be a few little bits that need a boost.