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MoonDeploy

Lightweight software deployment

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For software users

If you are a software user, you are probably wondering why you should install MoonDeploy and how you can actually employ it.

Please, have a look at MoonDeploy for users in the wiki.

Finally, you might also want to watch a YouTube video:

Youtube

For software developers

MoonDeploy is especially interesting for software developers! ^__^!

Please, consult MoonDeploy for developers in the wiki to learn more about this technology!

Documentation

  • The most important knowledge base is the wiki

  • MoonDeploy's Go API has a dedicated GoDoc page, if you wish to employ its engine for a custom installer

First applications using MoonDeploy

  • Chronos IDE, the visual development environment of a programming language dedicated to Discrete-Event simulation - created by MoonDeploy's author! 👻

  • GraphsJ, a didactic ScalaFX application and framework for running graph algorithms

  • KnapScal, a ScalaFX didactic application for the Knapsack problem

Special thanks

The author would like to thank (ordered by surname):

  • Gionata Ercolani: for his thorough and extensive testing of MoonDeploy 3 on Mac OS X as well as for his valuable suggestions about Mac OS

  • Marco Mengoli: for his valid feedback and suggestions on Mac OS X

Further references

Technologies

MoonDeploy employs the following technologies:

  • Go, which was definitely brilliant for this task! ^__^!

  • GitHub API - simple and elegant RESTful access to GitHub's information.

  • Caravel

  • LockAPI

  • gotk3

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