Modern App Development for the Web
Cappuccino is a framework which makes it easy to create advanced web apps. With just a few lines of code you can have an app built with full undo and redo, truly amazing table views, drag and drop and every modern UI appearance and behaviour you might expect on the desktop.
Write an App, not a Document
When you program in Cappuccino, you don't need to concern yourself with the complexities of document-focused web technologies like HTML, CSS, or even the DOM. Cappuccino is focused on making apps and the unpleasantries of building complex cross browser applications are abstracted away for you.
Cappuccino is an open source framework that makes it easy to build desktop-caliber applications that run in a web browser.
Latest Version: 0.9.6 (January 20, 2013)
Beyond the starter pack, Cappuccino comes with a number of tools to make it easy to create new applications. With or without the starter pack, you can install all of Cappuccino and accompanying tools with the following command:
curl https://raw.github.com/cappuccino/cappuccino/v0.9.6/bootstrap.sh >/tmp/cb.sh && bash /tmp/cb.sh
Your download includes a README file with a few quick tips on how to get started.
You’ll also probably want to check out our tutorials section. The get started one is designed specifically for figuring out what to do the very first time you download Cappuccino.
Getting the Source
If you'd like the full source, you can check it out from our GitHub repository, or clone it with this command:
git clone git://github.com/cappuccino/cappuccino.git
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An interview with 280 North on Objective-J and Cappuccino
I can see the allure of Objective-J / Cappuccino for building desktop-like Web applications. It gives you a very high level abstraction over the browser. No more DOM. No more CSS layouts, which can be the bane of your existence for a complicated and dynamic layout.
Dion Almaer, Ajaxian
From the Blog
The Node Project - Take 2
The time has come to move Cappuccino to Node.js. Why move to Node? There are three main reasons:
1. Cross-platform parity
Pass by Reference
Objective-J 2.0 now supports pass by reference using the new
@deref syntax. Pass by reference allows you to store a reference to a variable in a different variable and then to pass it around. Among other things this makes it possible to send a message which returns multiple values (one as the return value, and an arbitrary number as output variables).
Support for dictionary literals has today been added to Objective-J 2.0 in Cappuccino master. A dictionary literal allows you to allocate a
CPDictionary with specific contents in a concise and readable manner.