| ||Ask HN: Learning Lisp, and I have some questions|
94 points by maxpert on Oct 28, 2017 | hide | past | web | favorite | 48 comments |
| So this weekend I am learning some LISP. I thought best way would be to get some basic introduction (which I already did), and then build a project. So for practice project I have decided to make a URL shortner web service. I am setting up SBCL as that seems to be the most popular. I have few questions though:|
- What are my package manager options? I can see quicklisp and qi. The quicklisp seems to install everything in a global folder. I am looking something closer to npm or bundler that stays local to my project. Qi seems like it. But I am still confused, what are my options here?
- What web frameworks are recommended. I don't need a full fledged framework, I need something micro, that just get's the job done. What are my options here and what's most recommended?
- For storage database I want to use something embedded and fast. SQLite is one option, what are my other options? Are there any "pure lisp" implementations of Key/Value stores?
- For hosting I know I can get it running on a VPS. Are there any other options I am not aware of out there?
I am total n00b so some questions might sound stupid to full time lispers, so bear with me :)
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