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developerWorks: Build Web Apps with Maypole

May 27, 2004, 11:30 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Simon Cozens)

"The development of my latest project, Maypole, began over 4000 years ago, when, so the story goes, the goddess Ninkasi taught the Sumerian mortals a recipe for a magical drink. Her concoction of hops, barley, yeast, and water (and a few other special ingredients), was an instant hit, and has remained the cornerstone of a university education ever since.

"As a student, I subdivided the entire world of beer into Guinness, fizzy lager, and proper English bitter. It was at the Open Source Conference 2000, when Adam Turoff presented me with a lovely bottle of Chimay Blue, that the scales fell from my eyes and I became introduced to the wide variety of different tastes and subtle flavors of the beers of the world..."

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