It has been a hectic few months with plenty of releases and new initiatives. Goahead and Appweb 5 have been updated and Appweb 6 has been released. Both products have started to make extensive use of the Pak package manager and we have a growing set of components available on the Pak Catalog.
But what does the future hold?
Appweb 6 is released and this marks the start of a new stage for Appweb. This is because Appweb 6 currently almost identical to Appweb 5.4.4. Sounds strange, but Appweb now has all the battle-hardened features needed for embedded web development. So why change version?
Embedthis ESP™ is the amazing C web framework that operates at "thought speed".
Designed for embedded devices and high performance web services, ESP is exceptionally fast, close to the hardware, yet offers features normally found only in larger enterprise web frameworks — Amazing.
Here I list the top ten things I really like about ESP.
Embedthis Appweb™ is known as the fastest, little embedded web server, and Appweb 4 is a major upgrade to this little powerhouse. If you are using Appweb 3 or 2, Appweb 4 has some compelling reasons to upgrade. Here I list the top seven things I really like about Appweb 4.
We’ve been porting Appweb to various embedded environments including VxWorks, Windows CE and several embedded Linux platforms, but the OpenWrt platform has been a favorite. It is an Open Source Linux firmware project for devices such as the Linksys NSLU2 pictured here. Whereas other projects try to cram in a lot of functionality and leave precious little flash and RAM space available, OpenWrt configures a bare minimal system which leaves a lot of space for new apps.