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Getting my own website? Need advice.

James Collings
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So it seems to me that one of the best ways to get an employer's attention is to point them to websites that you have developed as examples of your work. Also, I keep finding myself in a position where I could use some info regarding something I did in the past at a different organization. Problem is Corporate Wikis. I keep leaving non-proprietary information locked away in a Wiki I no longer have access to after I change contracts.

1st Question: Where can I get JEE (perhaps GlassFish?) hosting at a reasonable price and on a scalable platform in case something I write becomes popular?

I figure I might be able to get Wiki services from one of the for-pay wiki joints and that will solve the Wiki problem but having my own personal Wiki on a personal machine is also an option.

Anyway: Your thoughts? Places to avoid? Places that are great? Other ideas?
James Collings
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I was thinking of MySQL for a back-end.
Wouter Oet
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If your posting on Wiki's then why would you like to have Java EE hosting. Just get "normal" website hosting and install a wiki. You could also set up an account on something like blogger.com.

Just out of curiosity why MySQL and not e.g. postgresql.


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James Collings
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Wouter Oet wrote:If your posting on Wiki's then why would you like to have Java EE hosting. Just get "normal" website hosting and install a wiki. You could also set up an account on something like blogger.com.

Just out of curiosity why MySQL and not e.g. postgresql.


A working example of one's work cannot be established on a Wiki. The objective is two-fold. I want to have a place where I can have a working JEE project and another where I can store notes on how specific tasks can be accomplished so that if or when I move on to another contract, I will still be able to access those notes.

I've never used a blog before. Perhaps I should give it a look see.
 
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