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Enterprise Curl by Paul Sheehan

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Where We Are Today

It is important to take a quick look back at the software industry, particularly at the architectural solutions used in the past, and trace how they evolved to the Web application model used in 2002. If nothing else, this may provide valuable material to help argue your case for recommending the use of Curl within your organization!

In the 1970s applications running in large corporations typically ran on a mainframe model. In this scheme, a central machine acted as the processing center, data store, and user interface generator for a large number of dispersed internal clients. These were purely “dumb” terminals; they had no local processing power and only acted to display a screen to a user. These terminals enabled the user ...

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