Friday, November 17th, 2006
TIBCO General Interface 3.2 has been officially released.This is a big release as it contains two big changes:
- Open Source License. Yes, GI is open source!
- Firefox support
There are many other items of interest too, such as SVG charting, and the load time optimizations.Ben and I got to sit down with Luke Birdeau, the Lead Engineer of TIBCO General Interface. We got to interview him, and also did a screencast with him to get a better understanding of the TIBCO GI toolkit.
The screencast covers:
- The TIBCO GI interface. Loading up your dev environment in Firefox
- Using the new to 3.2 Matrix component that slices and dices
- Using the drag and drop interface to quickly put together an Ajax component or application
- Using rich trees (as part of the Matrix) and some of the more advanced abilities
- Using a datamapper to bring in data via any service endpoint (XML over HTTP, JSON, WSDL, etc)
It is really worth checking out this short screencast as it shows you what a pow
erful tool GI is, and we are constantly surprised at how fast and feature full i
t is. Sometimes we get excited at a new Foo components for Prototype, and then
we remember that GI has hundreds of components :)
Posted by Dion Almaer at 9:24 am