First Encounters of an Xwidget kind - RainWidgetsUpdate 1. 6th September.
The first alpha/beta of the RainWidget engine has just been released. What is RainWidgets? - I hear you ask. Well, RainWidgets is the spiritual successor to Xwidgets - though before you rush out to try to download and install it - hold on! RainWidgets is NOT Xwidget 2.0. Firstly, there is no upgrade path from Xwidgets, second, there is no IDE and finally, there is no simple and easy way to create widgets using a few cores and some .js glue.
Rainwidgets is a pure widget engine and that's it, no IDE, no prettiness, no padding, just an engine for HTML based widgets. So, before you get upset and feel depressed and annoyed that Xwidgets has taken the wrong direction be placated by the fact I am fairly sure that RainWidgets has actually taken the correct direction. So far it has the feeling that it might just be the tool that a lot of desktop customisers and web developers have been looking for. A really rather good tool for putting HTML based widgets on the d
custoCREATORS - Interview with dpcdpc11INTERVIEW
It's my pleasure to feauture a custoCREATORS Interview with someone I'm sure you've come to know around these parts... dpcdpc11
Q: Let's start with the introduction, for those that may not have heard about you... could you give us a little biography?
A: Sure thing. For those who don’t know me they should know that I was born a long, long time ago in galaxy far, far away, one called Romania to be exact, where communism was the norm and our supreme leader was the reason we all came into existence. But to his misfortune in 1989 he accidentally died by the hands of the shooting platoon on the holiest of days of the year, that’s right, Christmas day. Guess someone up there didn’t like him that much, and when I say up there, I mean the Russian leaders of that time. Fast-forward about 3 decades to our present days and I keep wondering “What the heck am I still doing here?” and then I re