The Webtender
An On-line Bartender

The Webtender revision history

Version 1.0

On-line: 7. May 1995.

This was the initial version, based on the idea from the Amiga Bartender program (see background).
The database was slow and offered few possibilities to search. Users could add their own drinks, but that system didn't work well and required a lot of post-processing of incoming drinks before they could be added to the database.


Version 2.0

On-line: 31. October 1995
# of drinks: 1299

Much was improved during summer and autumn 1995. A lot of new recipes and features were added:

Further development of this version lasted all winter 1995/96, and some of the above improvements were not added until later.


Version 3.0

On-line: 6. December 1996.
# of drinks: 1662

A lot of improvements. The main improvement was that the entire database engine was rewritten in C to add more speed and make a port to Windows easier (although that never happened). Other changes included:


Version 4.0

On-line: 7. May 1997 -- Two years after the initial release.
# of drinks: 2100

The Webtender moved to its own domain!
Up to now The Webtender had been on a server at Programvareverkstedet, a computer society at The Norwegian university of science and technology.

Some changes since the release of V3.0:

Version 4.0 stats:


Version 4.1

On-line: 24. October 1997
# of drinks: 3100

Revision of 4.0 done during summer and autumn 1997.

Version 4.1 stats:


Version 4.2

On-line: 30. January 1998
# of drinks: 3600

Revision of 4.1 done during Christmas Holiday 1997 and January 1998.


Version 4.3

On-line: 20. September 1998
# of drinks: 4400

Version 4.4

On-line: 25. April 1999
# of drinks: 4700


Version 4.5

On-line: 15. November 1999
# of drinks: 5100

Version 4.6

On-line: 19. March 2000
# of drinks: 5250

Version 4.7

On-line: 7. May 2000 -- Five years after the initial release.
# of drinks: 5400

Version 4.8

On-line: 3. September 2000
# of drinks: 5850
How do I pour? What is 'cl', 'oz' and 'pt'? How should I handle glassware?.
Find the answers in The Bartender's Handbook.

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