Friday, November 25th, 2005
OpenLaszlo is an open-source platform for the development and delivery of rich Internet applications on the World Wide Web. The OpenLaszlo platform consists of three main components:
- The OpenLaszlo compiler takes an OpenLaszlo source files and compiles it into a Flash file that runs in any browser.
- The OpenLaszlo Runtime Framework includes user interface components, data binding, and network services.
- The OpenLaszlo Servlet enables runtime support for additional media types and for SOAP and XML-RPC.
Now with Ajax!
The feature that jumps out is the addition of the XMLHttpRequest class:
For AJAX style applications, there now is an XMLHttpRequest class. This class implements XMLHttpRequest as specified by the WHATWG consortium.
XMLHttpRequest() implements the functionality of the <dataset> tag in a syntax that is more familiar to people with AJAX programming experience. If you are comfortable using datasets there is no reason to use this class.
As this paragraph says, they are basically porting the XHR interface to do what you have been able to do with Laszlo for awhile with data sets.
An interesting marketing move huh :)
( via Geert Bevin )
Posted by Dion Almaer at 1:18 pm