SproutCore Web Development Tool

What is SproutCore?

  • Open Source
  • HTML5 application framework
  • Framework for creating applications that are complete programs written in JavaScript
  • More like .NET than JQuery or MooTools

There’s a great article here from Apple Insider in April.

Why is this news?

On July 1, Charles Jolley who was one of the primary creators of SproutCore announced that he is leaving Apple. SproutCore is the primary technology that Apple used to write the new MobileMe software.

Here’s a quote from Charles’ blog:

…now that I am no longer held back by big-company legal restrictions, I am going to be much more involved with the platform. Very soon I will post some new example code. Some others are working on new documentation and build tools to ease that pain as well. Starting this fall, my new company will also start to offer online and in person training and mentoring courses to your team get up to speed quickly. We can also finally get started in that book.

My goal is that by the end of the year, any average developer can pick up SproutCore, build, and deploy a basic app without feeling lost. This is open source and I can

Author: Steph

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