[aida] 20 Years of Aida/Web

Nicholas Moore nicholas at cybertx.net
Wed Sep 7 20:02:20 CEST 2016

Congratulations Janko, well done.


On 09/06/2016 01:40 PM, 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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