For the past three years, I have been leading a team of top notch programmers in an effort to create a radically different kind of web application framework that utilizes Ajax techniques; we call the framework ThinWire. The primary goal of the framework is to allow programmers to construct web applications in the same manner that traditional desktop applications are built. If you’ve ever built a desktop application using VB, Java or another desktop GUI toolkit, then you already understand the concepts behind how to build a ThinWire application. The company I work for builds complex process centric applications for some of the top lending institutions in the country. So we didn’t arrive at this design just because it was cool, this design was necessary because the rich user interface that our legacy client-server software offers, could not be accomplished using traditional web development techniques.
Why am I mentioning this all in my blog? Well, because now that the framework has matured and is being used by production applications, we are working towards making the framework available for widespread use. We’re still working out some details and getting all the documentation cleaned up, so unfortunately you can’t download it just yet. However, you can checkout our website and look at screen shots, a video demonstration and find out more information about the framework. As we get closer to public release, we’re going to be adding further content to the site, so keep visiting. Also, we’d appreciate any thoughts or comments you may have.
As you might imagine we’re all quite excited about this and are looking forward to seeing other applications built on ThinWire. So if you’ve been experimenting with various Ajax frameworks, then please keep ThinWire in mind. If you don’t see something your looking for, then ask us about it and we’ll let you know whether its supported and if not when it will be. Also, if you have a blog or website we’d be grateful if you linked www.thinwire.com so its search ranking can increase and please tell your coworkers and friends about us too.