Atlas is a different way to develop on the web

February 25, 2009 | 1 comment

Atlas is a project that attempts to make developing web applications similar to developing on the Mac. (The actual platform is called Cappuccino.) They’ve even created a preprocessor for Javascript, Objective-J, that works in a similar way to the Mac’s Objective-C.

280 Slides, by the same company, can be thought of as a tech demo for the platform.

As James at Liquidicity says:

When you think of what Adobe is doing, attempting to make it easier for design professionals to get building applications on the web and the desktop (via AIR), this puts them to shame. The web will be a better place with more web apps built on open source technologies like Cappuccino. If the next round of web apps are anything like 280 Slides, then things are going to get very exciting around here.

These kinds of technologies are going to allow for different kinds of web applications, which will push the envelope of what’s commonly accepted as possible. (Now all we need are some open standards to share data between them …)

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  1. Hi BenWe! So you think I should post on people's blogs eh?

    I'm sure you're deeply interested in public involvement in park management and the estimated reduction in energy costs by planting trees in California, etc.

    So, what do you want to do with Cappuccino?

    Hannah Werdmuller March 8, 2009 (2:00 pm)

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