I have been kicking around some ideas to improve beyng.com.
It's design hasn't changed much since I started it in 1995.
It has grown, and there have been a few technical changes,
but it is still a collection of static text (HTML) files that I manually edit on my PC and upload to the web site.
I've considered running applications on beyng.com, to automate updating the web pages, and to generate the pages on the fly,
but it was always too expensive. Much more than the ~US$200/year it costs to run beyng.com with static pages. The kick-back from users clicking on Amazon links and buying stuff covers most of the cost. Thanks! To run applications I would have had to either run a web server at home, all the time, myself,
or pay an ISP to run my server in their server farm and do the maintenance necessary to keep a server running all the time.
Today, twenty minutes into the future
, server services have been virtualized and commodified,
and prices have dropped to the point where I am experimenting
with them and considering running beyng.com on Microsoft's
Azure cloud platform.
I have written an application that generates the Gesamtausgabe page on beyng.com
Besides being a step in the automation of beyng.com, I also find the app useful for finding information quickly. It presents information differently (e.g., links a GA text to multiple translations), and with some additional details not on the GA page at beyng.com. The app's user interface adapts itself to work on smaller screens. If you look up Heidegger's works on a regular basis, you might find the app useful too.
I'm announcing the Gesamtausgabe app is ready for beta-testing here, now, before I make it generally available; post the URL to the search engines. I'm hoping early users will be proof-readers for my mistakes, and suggest improvements.
The Gesamtausgabe app's web site is currently at: https://gesam.azurewebsites.net/
I've written an explanation of the tool here
That introduction is probably too geeky, but I wanted to explain why the tool requires a login.