Sunday, October 21, 2012

What's going on...

there hasn't been much visible activity on google code's Kitto lately, but rest assured that work is ongoing on several different tracks.

A rather large undertaking was started to rewrite parts of the javascript generation code, which was giving us problems in terms of code formatting, memory management and evolution. Things are looking quite well on that side; there still are a few things to nail and then we'll hopefully be able to transfer everything to the git repo.

Plus, as we do client work with Kitto we are able to add small and large enhancements most of which can and will find their way to the community version. The downside to that is that client work, while giving us the opportunity to move Kitto forward, uses most and sometimes all our time and development resources, that's why progress looks a bit slow from the outside.

One of these enhancements is a new powerful model virtualization system, which will allow Kitto applications to gather their data from heterogeneous sources (not just SQL-based databases). I'll explain more in a forthcoming post.

Among all this, we are also working on our enterprise offerings, of which we might be able to start showing something very soon. I'll be talking more extensively in a separate post.

Stay tuned!

Saturday, June 16, 2012

FAQ is growing...

The Kitto FAQ has grown with two new articles today. One is about selectively disabling fields and the other one is about customizing the user table for authentication.
There's much stuff under the hood that is being documented a bit at a time - the FAQ is a step in the right direction, I think.
So, if you have a FAQ or just a Q, just ask us!

Welcome to Kitto!

Hello everybody!

This blog is meant as a way to publish facts, announcements, tips and tricks, assorted ramblings and whatnot about Kitto - the open source development environment for rich web applications.

Kitto is becoming more robust and complete every day, and people is starting to look into it quite seriously. We at Ethea are already using Kitto for in-house ptojects and client work, and we are also developing an IDE and other tools.

We have just created a discussion group about Kitto, which you can find here and join to if you wish. Let us know what you think about Kitto - we'll appreciate that!

If you want to see a couple of online demos, point your browser here.

That's it for now. Happy kittoing!