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.
It has been a long time coming, but Appweb 4.0 is here! It has been two years of development and test followed by a long beta period.
This is a huge release and a big advance over its predecessor in nearly every aspect. Performance has been enhanced, and there are powerful new capabilities such as the Embedded Server Pages web framework and the new request Router. But most of all, there are hundreds of little improvements that add up to the fastest and most secure embedded web server.
Coding a new piece of functionality can sometimes be fun, sometimes be painful. But I’ve found that there is a Zone where coding becomes much more productive and faster. Let me explain.
This blog is dedicated to the embedded web so I thought I should start out by expressing an opinion about what is different with embedded devices today.