Link Application Platform
LinkAP is a purely client-side application platform. It allows you to safely run programs together in the browser without involving a remote host. Add user applications to your site, break your front-end into reusable pieces, and simplify response templating by handling the layout on the client.
How does it work?
LinkAP uses Web Workers to safely isolate applications in separate threads, and Content Security Policies to control which scripts are executed. Because Web Workers have to communicate through
postMessage, LinkAP adds an HTTP-like API to structure the communication. Each worker program runs a server (under the "lap://" protocol) which can respond to Ajax requests, link clicks, form submits, and any other request-generating action. This allows clients to consume services without caring whether they are local or remote.
How do I use it?
To use LinkAP, you create an environment that sets the policies and loads the initial applications.
git clone https://github.com/pfraze/link-ap.git mysite cd mysite make
Have Apache (or any other Web server) host the
mysite directory, and you should get a nice welcome page. Modify the files under
/host to make your environment (
/host/main.js is a good place to start).
Design Document to learn more about how LinkAP works.Read the
LinkShell is in beta, so expect runtime, API, and design instability.
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