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“Gianduia” Apple’s alternate framework for Adobe Flash and Microsoft Silverlight

Apple is “developing their own client-side, standards based web framework for Rich Internet Apps to compete with Adobe Flash and Microsoft Silverlight, called “Gianduia”, the client-side javascript framework would enable developers to create rich, desktop web apps without additional browser plugins. Apple already started implementing such frameworks into their own web apps: SproutCore is used by MobileMe team, TuneKit by iTunes, Gianduia by Apple Retail, Coherent by Dashcode 3, PastryKit by iPhone, and AdLib by iPad. Gianduia was initially introduced at last year’s World of WebObjects Developer Conference alongside WWDC and that Apple plans to reveal more information about it to developers later this summer. Gianduia, named after an Italian hazelnut chocolate, is “essentially is browser-side Cocoa (including CoreData) + WebObjects, written in JavaScript by non-js-haters,” according to a tweet by developer Jonathan “Wolf” Rentzsch. “Jaw dropped.”,” revealed AppleInsider.


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