<Tutorial>


Turorial:

The tutorial is based on a number of example programs illustrating the features of the <bigwig> language.

Introduction

This section briefly introduces the individual aspects of the <bigwig> language.

 
Getting Started

This section explains the session-based runtime model, which constitutes the foundation of <bigwig>.

 
Dynamic Documents

Dynamic Documents allow easy and efficient creation of HTML documents. Document templates are treated as first-class values which can be combined using a "plug" operator and shown to the client with the "show-receive" statement.

 
PowerForms

PowerForms is the <bigwig> solution to client-side form input validation.

 
Database

This section describes <bigwig>'s relational database. <bigwig> contains a simple internal database; in a future version, external databases (e.g. MySQL) will be integrated.

 
Macros

The syntax-based macro mechanism provides a method for constructing language abstractions in all the sublanguages of <bigwig>


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