eWeek is reporting that ClearNova is open-sourcing its ThinkCAP JX AJAX and Java development platform under the GPL, with a commercial version available that includes indemnification and the right to embed into a solution for $2000 per developer. ThinkCAP is based on "almost 25 open source libraries" (so 24?), including Struts, Hibernate, JFreeChart, and prototype.js (for a short example list).
- Posted by: Joseph Ottinger
- Posted on: January 10 2006 07:50 EST
The ThinkCAP JX Workbench, available for a $499 subscription, is able to create page flows, forms, persisted objects, and data-aware grids, along with application testing and debugging tools.
- ClearNova open sources ThinkCAP JX, its AJAX platform by Srinath V on January 10 2006 10:43 EST
- ClearNova open sources ThinkCAP JX, its AJAX platform by shawn spencer on January 10 2006 19:27 EST
- About it being GPL by Frank Bank on January 11 2006 19:41 EST
I fell they couldn't market it out as a commercial and now they are just rebranding it as Open Source. It takes huge amount of time to view a sample demo where there is really nothing much to chow in those demos. For every visit the .js, .css files are reloading from teh server to client. I feel the architecture of this AJAX frame work need to be revisited to clean this mess.
I don't believe that a commercial framework will compete with others which not. Samples, support, tutorials, bug fixing, marketing wont be the same.
About AJAX it will be a matter of time and you will find another framework to do the job.
Also the Total cost of owndership may lead you to create your own framework!!
one more framework / tool/ cool thing ?
we should start betting as to how many days will this survive.
Going open source is a simple trick evey company has used to get fixes done for free at the same time charging for services/maintenance/stable version etc.
But there are too many frameworks in the ,arket providing all of this - may be ajax is something these guys have niche in. But ajax in general doesnt have much popularity yet on the enterprise level.
All the best - You will need it .
Since this is a web framework, is ClearNova confused on the ramifications of the GPL?