Tuesday, November 3rd, 2009

Ample SDK Goes Open Source!

Category: Announcements, Toolkit, UI

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The Ample SDK, a unique GUI toolkit working to create a cross-browser abstraction backed by open standards, has gone open source! With the new 0.8.9 release the GUI framework is now an open-source project licensed under GPL/MIT and hosted on GitHub.

More about the Ample SDK:

The Ample SDK makes it easy to create interactive vector graphics in the browser, including on Internet Explorer, and create powerful web forms and GUIs. Even better, it supports all of this with a standard API that is the same across all browsers. You don’t even need to learn anything new; the API itself is simply web standards such as SVG, XUL, DOM, the Selectors API etc.

ample_worldmapMake sure to check out the Application Development Guide and Extension Development Guide tutorials which feature multiple aspects of client-side development. There is also a detailed reference API accompanying.

Sergey Ilinsky, one of the leaders of the project, reports that there is still a long way to 1.0, including polishing XUL components and implementing new visual themes and charts, but that he is targeting to have a 1.0 by the end of the year. Keep up the great work Sergey!

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