xTuple TechMeetup: The Enyo JavaScript framework


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Last week Roy Sutton, developer relations engineer at Hewlett Packard's Enyo group, dropped by the xTuple home office. Roy presented Enyo, the JavaScript development framework, to xTuplers and to developers from other companies here in Norfolk Virginia's downtown innovation corridor.

Enyo, originally developed for the HP TouchPad, has been updated to work on all modern browsers, mobile and desktop. It is not just another JavaScript framework; its a powerful tool for building web-based applications that are fast, sophisticated and able to run on tablets, mobile phones and desktop web browsers. Enyo is a key component in xTuple's own mobile web strategy.

The full presentation is available here and at the xTuple channel on YouTube.

xTuple's open source repository for the new Mobile Web app is available at https://github.com/xtuple/.

For further reference, visit http://xTuple.org/a-shorter-letter-enyo and http://EnyoJS.com.

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Joined: 02/07/2012
Open webOS 1.0 is ready to serve

Thanks, BC, for finding this update:

The webOS team also issued an exuberant news flash, on the heels of the 1.0 release announcement, saying that Open webOS has been successfully ported to a Google Nexus phone. This phone port is still, however, a work in progress. Tom King of webOS-Ports said they are working on getting hardware acceleration. The 1.0 release has Enyo 2 support. Enyo is a JavaScript app framework "You can now take apps built on one of the best cross-platform JavaScript frameworks and easily run these same apps on Open webOS or other platforms," according to the announcement in the Open webOS blog.

Earlier this year, Enyo was open sourced under the Apache 2.0 license. The team focused on porting Enyo to work with iOS, Android, Safari, Firefox, Chrome, and IE8. Enyo 2.0 includes a cross-platform UI toolkit, and a layout library that supports multi-form factor application designs for building apps. Open webOS, though, still has a stay-tuned sign out for developers. The team behind it aim to cover an aggressive to-do list. In the works, they said, are integration for Qt5 and WebKit2 development tools, and compatibility with ConnMan network management. The ConnMan project provides a daemon for managing Internet connections in embedded devices running Linux. Also planned are enhancements including open sourced media and audio components and the Bluez Bluetooth stack. The Bluez is the Bluetooth stack for Linux. It was initially developed by Qualcomm and is available for Linux kernel versions 2.4.6 and up. According to the team blog, "How long it will take for those additions to come along isn't clear just yet, but HP is definitely taking their commitment to webOS seriously, and hopes the community will as well." They said, "We expect to have more Open webOS port announcements in the future and will work with the community to deliver updates." Developers can explore the release further by going to the Open webOS repositories on GitHub. Steve Winston, chief architect, webOS, performed a video demo earlier this week, running the operating system on an HP PC. © 2012 Phys.org

Read more and see the video at: http://phys.org/news/2012-09-webos-ready.html