Friday, October 05, 2007

 

Sun Labs Lively Kernel

Dan Ingalls announced on the squeak-dev mailing list that Sun Labs has published Lively Kernel.

Looks like they have implemented a small computing kernel for the browser in JavaScript and ported Squeaks Morphic on top of it.

Here is a first screenshot impression (click on image to enlarge):



Based on the tradition of Smalltalk and Squeak it also includes the IDE:



Would be interesting what could be possible if this is combined with the Seaside web framework on the server side.

Comments:
you might want to take a look at JNEXT (http://jnext.org) which was also recently released

My bet is that Javascript is going to play an even stronger role in the future
 
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