[aida] Happy new year!
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Sat Jan 23 10:29:01 CET 2010
Can Aida communicate with a Smalltalk based client other than InternetExplorer?
Can Aida facilitate general client server programming across the internet?
Can Aida generate Smalltalk instead of html? Or any other language?
Here is the scenario:
A user comes to my website.
They click on a link and a .exe file is downloaded onto their machine.
This .exe was created using Dolphin Smalltalk.
They either save it to disk and run it or just run it. It is the
The running client program now contacts a Dolphin server somewhere on the web.
The running client program sends information back to the server about
what the user is doing with the program.
The user can chat or send written feedback back to the server. etc.
The communication between the server and the program is not html. It
is some other textual language. Either Smalltalk or picoLARC.
What is the best way to do this kind of client server communication?
Is it raw sockets? Can Aida be used?
Is there an easy way to make a Smalltalk client that can talk to an
Aida server via Smalltalk code or some other text but Not html?
Or should I just try to use raw sockets?
If Aida can generate html via a tree structure then why can't it also
generate Smalltalk? And why couldn't I also make a Smalltalk based
client program that talks to Aida? No web browser is used.
2010/1/2 Janko Mivšek <janko.mivsek at eranova.si>:
> Dear all,
> Happy new year to all of you, let your wishes come to true and let you
> have great moments with Aida too!
> Let me make a brief retrospection of last year. We achieved two big things:
> 1. New website
> 2. Aida 6.0 with a tree-like control flow
> And not to forget new ports: Smalltalk/X by Jaroslav and Jan, and
> refresh of Dolphin port by Bruno. Thanks also to all other contributors,
> being in ideas, discussions, pointing out deficients etc. Quite some of
> your ideas are in 6.0 already, many more are coming in 6.1 and future
> In this year there are few important things already in a queue:
> - form validation (ajaxified and traditional)
> - action blocks
> - more tree-like control flow - specially for popup windows
> - finish the translation support
> - Scribo out of beta to the final release
> - persistence (file/XML based) for both Aida and Scribo
> - Aida hosting
> - Documentation, documentation, documentation, ....
> Any more ideas what to put on this list?
> So, a lot of interesting work and a lot of exciting moments are waiting
> for us with Aida in this year too!
> Best regards
> PS.: I'll be more responsive to your posts and questions and not just
> forget to answer, I promise! All of you still waiting for answer please
> forgive me for such behavior, well, it is hard to find any credible
> excuse :)
> Janko Mivšek
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