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Articles tagged "tools"

Objective-J 2.0, Continuous Integration and 0.9.6 RC2

The Cappuccino community is buzzing with activity. Here's a recap of recent news.

Followers of the mailing list will know that work on Objective-J 2.0 is in full swing. This improved compiler which will generate much faster execution performance for Cappuccino apps. Multiple people are working on various versions - Christopher Bruno, Martin Carlberg and Francisco Tolmasky. Presently Martin is trying out an acorn based parser with promising performance.

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NativeHost: Run your Cappuccino applications on the desktop

Today we're adding an exciting new open source component to the repertoire of Cappuccino tools. If you've checked out out any of the Atlas betas, you're probably aware that they're distributed as a desktop application. What you may not know is that despite this, Atlas is still itself a full fledged Cappuccino application (written in Atlas no less). Atlas has had the ability to create both web and desktop applications from the start, requiring nothing but the click of a button:

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Introducing the Atlas Plugin API and MapKit

We just shipped another update to the Atlas Beta today, and one of the coolest new features is the addition of a plugin API to allow you to create custom controls that you can use as easily as the ones you get by default. To kick this off we've provided a sample plugin for the Google Maps API. You can take a look at what it's capable of here:

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Introducing Jake: A Build Tool for JavaScript

Now that we've shipped Cappuccino 0.8, I wanted to take some time to describe in more detail what might be one of the most exciting new features our users may not even notice: Jake. Jake is a new build tool built entirely in JavaScript that runs on top of the CommonJS standard. As its name suggests, it is based on the existing and already popular Rake tool and benefits from the same simplicity.

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Push with Cappuccino and Tornado

Elias Klughammer has taken the time to put together a demo of using the new Tornado web server to bring push to Cappuccino applications. Tornado is a brand new non-blocking server recently open sourced by Facebook which was built to deal with the high intensity demands of FriendFeed. When combined with Cappuccino, the results are pretty impressive:

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Announcing Atlas

Over at 280 North, we announced our next product, called Atlas, at the Future of Web Apps conference in Miami this week.

Atlas is a visual development tool for creating web applications using the Cappuccino framework. The best way to explain Atlas is to show it:

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Cappuccino Tools: "bake"

Note: please check the tools page on the wiki for the latest information on Cappuccino's tools.

In the final installment of the Cappuccino Tool article series (for now), we cover “bake”, an automatic deployment tool. Writing a Cappuccino application does not require using “bake”, but can help with more advanced deployments.

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Cappuccino Tools: “press”

Note: please check the tools page on the wiki for the latest information on Cappuccino's tools.

In the third installment of the build tools series we tackle one of the most advanced build tools: press. Recall from the overview that “press” is a tool for stripping code and other optimizations. Additionally, it can convert an entire Objective-J application into a single pure JavaScript file, which we'll see can be useful.

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