[aida] [ANN] Aida 6.5 Summer released: more Mobile, more Cloud, more REST, ...

Janko Mivšek janko.mivsek at eranova.si
Mon Aug 27 20:12:22 CEST 2012

Dear Smalltalkers,

Summer Edition of Aida/Web framework and application server
(http://www.aidaweb.si) is here with bunch of new features:

   *Mobile* - the separate MobileApp classes now allow the mobile
version of your existing web apps to be developed and completely
tailored to mobile devices. Separate AidaMobile add-on based on jQuery
Mobile allows developing of professional and nice looking mobile apps,
rivaling the native ones. TwitterMobileApp demo is included.

   *Cloud* based on Cloudfork. Thanks to financial support by Citilab
Barcelona we have now an OpenID authentication and OAuth authorization
support in Aida. You can see OpenID in action live on our GSoC site
http://gsoc12.esug.org where you can register and one-click login using
Google as OpenID provider. No username/password needed. Future planes
includes Aida as OpenID provider and OAuth authorization server too.

   *REST* - Aida is RESTfull from the start but serving other than HTML
like JSON is now easier than ever. Goal for Aida is to seamlessly extend
the existing web apps to become REST API providers as well.

   *MethodLibrary* for importing ever more complex libraries directly
from internet and together with directory hierarchy into Smalltalk
methods and manage them with Smalltalk version control systems. jQuery,
Twitter Bootstrap, Amber included. You can now open Amber simply as:

More in Release notes: http://www.aidaweb.si/release-notes-6.3

On Pharo it is really simple to load, just evaluate this script:

  Gofer new
     squeaksource: 'MetacelloRepository';
     package: 'ConfigurationOfAida';

  (Smalltalk at: #ConfigurationOfAida) load.	

Then simply open http://www.aidaweb.si:8888 .

There is also a OneClick image to get to Aida even faster:
htpp://www.aidaweb.si/download .

Best regards

Janko Mivšek
Smalltalk Web Application Server

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