Smoothwall Firewall project

Tuesday 24 February 2009

New Open Source web applications environment

After having installed and started using Adobe Air for a few weeks, predominately for use with tweetdeck and twitter, I came across a relatively new project that is going to offer the same functionality , but this time the whole project is Open Source. The name of the project is Appcelerator Titanium.

They currently have the environment available for Windows and OSX with the Linux version coming soon, how soon is not specified yet. What is particularly interesting is the way it allows multiple web development technologies to be used, HTML, Javascript, CSS, Flash and Silverlight/Moonlight. It is also built using some of the latest and greatest web technologies, which include , Webkit, Google Gears, Chromium, GTK+ etc.

They offer their own IDE , but it is development environment agnostic, so you can use your current favorite.

I think this looks like it could become an important product for open source development in the future, so it is definitely worth a look.


Jeff posted a comment on this blog letting us know that it is now available for Linux. That is really good news.

Appcelerator Titanium


Jeff Haynie said...

We announced Linux support for Titanium in yesterday's PR2 release. Please check it out and let me know what you think!

Codfather said...

Thanks for the update Jeff, I will update my blog post to reflect this.