This is an archive of Backdraft 1.x. It has been completely replaced by Backdraft 2.x.
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Backdraft - Legacy
This is an archive of version 1.x of the Backdraft framework. It has been completely replaced by Backdraft 2.x.
Program the browser with a programming language that uses markup rather than the other way around!
This is a mirror of the official backdraft repository that's maintained at http://bdframework.org (warning: this repository may be slightly out of date compared to the official repository).
##100% browser-side, no plugin
backdraft is free and open source software. It is released under a BSD-style license. You can do anything you want with it including using it to build commercial closed-source applications.
backdraft supports an exciting new model for application construction called browser-compute. Browser-compute decreases construction complexity, cost, and time when building powerful, GUI-controlled applications, particularly applications that simultaneously target multiple operating systems (Windows to Android) and/or multiple platforms (desktop to phones). You can learn more about browser-compute at browser-compute.
Machinery to manage the display (text, i18n, icons, help, and the rest), detection, and dispatch of menu, accelerator, and programmatic commands.
##widget construction subsystem
A carefully factored, orthogonal set of classes that make building custom widgets easy. For example, backdraft's state button widget (a multi-state radio button with built-in keyboard accelerators) requires about 75 lines of code and does not use any HTML input controls.
Several example widgets built on top of the widget construction subsystem are included. Also, all standard Dojo widgets (that is, those included in Dijit) are wrapped so they may be used within the backdraft framework. Standard widget interfaces have been defined so that widgets from other projects/products may be similarly wrapped.
Machinery that manages all out-of-process service transactions under a single, uniform, asynchronous, remote procedure call abstraction. This machinery handles error detection and recovery, multi-call bundling, throttling, out-of-order responses, and improves the performance of the client-server channel. Optionally, the compute proxy can be configured to implement mock services (for testing without a server) and security protocols.
The test framework includes a dynamic loader (which allows reloading single application and/or test modules without restarting the application), machinery to manage test code hierarchies, advanced scaffold functions that can dynamically replace/monitor/mock any function, flexible result recording, and nearly 40 matcher functions.
Several foundational features, including support for array and hash collections, searching, sorting, symbol management, dialog management, and others.
Commercial support is available from ALTOVISO LLC. ALTOVISO also has the capability to construct custom (closed source) applications as per your particular requirements. You can contact ALTOVISO by dialing +1.925-229-0667 (United States, Pacific Time) or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org