[ANN] Aida 6.2beta: Mobile, WebSocket, HTML5, JSON,...

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[ANN] Aida 6.2beta: Mobile, WebSocket, HTML5, JSON,...

Janko Mivšek
Dear Smalltalkers,

Christmas edition of Aida/Web is on the way and here is first beta, for
Squeak/Pharo and VisualWorks. Instruction how to install it are there:

        http://www.aidaweb.si/download , Beta release

What's new:

  *Mobile* devices like smartpone and tablet support, with mobile
  device detection and special mobile CSS as addition to screen CSS, so
  that you can easily adapt your existing apps to mobile simply by
  overriding the existing CSS.

  *HTML5* support: Aida switches now to HTML5 by default and HTML5
  specific features will be gradually added, WebSocket is there
  already, local storage and offline support comes next.

  *WebSocket* support for bidirectional communication between server
  and browser, as a replacement for Comet. WebSocket channel is now
  automatically open on the session with WebSocket capable browser.

  *JSON* messaging introduced to be gradually used as only message
  format in unified (Ajax or WebSocket) communication between server
  and browser

  *Widget forms" introduced, hierarchy of forms follow the hierarchy of
  standalone widgets, each widget can Ajax submit its own form together
  with subforms in subwidgets.

  *registering root domain objects* is now simplified:

        myAIDASite register: myObject onUrl: '/myobject'

Release notes with most important new features higlighted are available
at: http://www.aidaweb.si/release-notes-6.2 .

Best regards

Janko Mivšek
Smalltalk Web Application Server