[aida] 20 Years of Aida/Web

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Wed Sep 7 17:50:25 CEST 2016


Hi All,

Janko congratulations for such a great product !!!

regards,

bruno


El 07/09/2016 a las 4:09, Offray Vladimir Luna Cárdenas escribió:
> Congratulations Janko and the rest of community for all the work 
> behind, Aida is an important place in the Smalltalk ecosystem and is 
> nice to see it healthy and mature (20 years!).
>
> I'm using Pharo these days mostly for data visualization and 
> interactive documentation as a desktop app, and I will be testing some 
> web publishing at some point, maybe experimenting with Teapot, so 
> having mature decades old standing environments and new ones is for 
> sure a good sign about Smalltalk.
>
> Cheers,
>
> Offray
>
>
> On 06/09/16 20:40, Janko Mivšek wrote:
>> Hi everybody,
>>
>> It happens that Squeak and Aida were actually born on the same year. 
>> Namely, at summer 1996 the Aida development started and late in this 
>> year a first Aida project was already online: a bookstore for a major 
>> Slovenian publisher.
>>
>> The next most important milestones:
>>
>> - 1998:  a Gas Billing System was developed as a pure web application
>>          with Aida, heading Aida primarily into business web app domain;
>> - 2000   Aida becomes Open Sourced and introduced more broadly at first
>>          Camp Smalltalk in San Diego;
>> - 2006:  Ajax support, just few months after Ajax was coined, Aida
>>          already had a fully integrated and seamless Ajax;
>> - 2007:  Squeak port, a website, mailing list, community building
>> - 2009:  Aida logo and new website design
>> - 2011:  Realtime with WebSockets, HTML5, mobile
>>
>> Even that it is currently quiet in the community, Aida is evolving 
>> and consolidating all HTML5 and realtime achievements in 'HTML5 rush 
>> years', running daily internal web portals in companies, like for 
>> ISO9000 Quality Management doc systems, Gas Pipeline Measure 
>> Management etc.
>>
>> It certainly proved that its architecture is sound enough to stand 
>> the test of a time for past 20 years, so it certainly will for many 
>> more years to come.
>>
>> Best regards
>> Janko
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