Thursday, March 20th, 2008

Ajax on Embedded Devices such as the BarracudaDrive

Category: Announcements

There is something cool about being able to write an Ajax app on an embedable device.

The people behind BarracudaDrive have released a free version of the BarracudaDrive Ajax application server for the Linksys NSLU2 and the Unslung Linux firmware.

Developers can customize and write their own applications by using the integrated scripting language Lua Server Pages, which is based on the super fast scripting language Lua. The server includes its own integrated database engine, thus making it possible to create configuration less database powered applications such as the CMS. The server also includes the Bindows Ajax framework.

The integrated scripting language Lua Server Pages (LSP) is similar to how ASP and PHP works. BarracudaDrive LSP applications are deployed as standard ZIP files. The ZIP files, which are in the “applications” sub directory are loaded and mounted as read only file systems by the web server. The server can also load “non deployed” applications. The “non deployed” Lua Server Pages (LSP) are compiled on demand just like PHP and ASP pages are compiled.

Posted by Dion Almaer at 6:59 am
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