Mike Slinn

Shutting down Zamples.com

Published 2009-11-23.
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I’ve decided that it is long past the time that zamples.com should be shut off. The site got steady traffic, but it generated almost no revenue and demanded a lot of my time. Now that the server needs to be replaced, it is time to say goodbye.

I first created the predecessor to Zamples in 1994 for The Internet Factory, manufacturers of the first programmable web server. Eleven years later, it is abundantly clear that no-one really cares about live online code examples, at least not enough to spend money for the privilege of using the facility.

w3schools built their own client-side only version recently.

It’s rather sad to turn the switch off, but I won’t miss spending any more time and money on Zamples.

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