CurioVault: putting the Express License to workAuthor: Dave Cassel | Category: Entrepreneurism, Software Development
MarkLogic 5 includes the Express license, which allows for small production deployments. I decided to take advantage of that to put onto the web a little hobby site I’ve had in prototype mode for a year or so.
I’ve collected lapel pins since 1984. In that time, I’ve gotten more than 150 and I’ve started to forget when I got some of them, where I got them, and the stories that went with them. Hence CurioVault.com. Give it a look!
The site runs on a computer I bought for $150 on Amazon Marketplace — a used box with Intel Core 2 Duo, 2GB of RAM (upgradable to 4GB) and a 500 GB hard drive. Not a very hefty machine, but good enough to get a small site online.
I’ve seen many examples of MarkLogic being a great solution for huge data sets. But the productivity advantages apply just as well when dealing with a small site. Great tools help on big jobs and little. Throw in the hope that a small site will one day grow up to be a big one, and I’m excited to be building a site for myself on MarkLogic.