Monday, March 22nd, 2010
Congrats to Charles Jolley and the entire team behind the SproutCore 1.0 launch. Bespin uses SproutCore now, so I am excited to see a stable build, and the hints to the future:
This project was in the works for 18 months. We rewrote 20,000 lines of code, added nearly 6,000 unit tests, and significantly improved the clarity and consistency of the API.
Most importantly, SproutCore 1.0 is a performance beast. It feels really good to be able to recommend SproutCore to people building complex app that will push the boundaries of the browser knowing that we have the goods to get them there.
If you’ve been holding off on SproutCore 1.0 until it was really really done – well it’s ready so come and get it!
Ironically, most of the core SproutCore team has moved well along past the 1.0 candidate. A lot of work is already going into the next release with some really fantastic results. So must so that I will spend most of my talk at jsconf in April covering the new stuff instead of 1.0.
The good news is that 1.5 (or whatever it’s called) will be a much shorter release cycle – probably starting this summer. And this time a lot of the development is happening in the community so it is a lot easier for everyone to get involved.
I’ll save some of the big surprises for jsconf but suffice to say the next few versions of SproutCore will be major moves forward. 1.0 was about laying the ground work for some big things down the road. These next few releases we start to reap those rewards.
I hope to see tools and some killer mobile features in the upcoming releases :)
Posted by Dion Almaer at 1:22 am