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July 17, 2007 - by jason
Continue reading to learn a little more about what Free + Open Connector means for users, developers, + for the web as a whole.
From a user’s perspective, Connector is an amazing way for your team to collaborate. The suite of web applications allows your team to manage + share all of their information in an open, consistent way.
The Connector suite currently includes the following applications:
Connector apps all share a common, very refined look + feel. The UI is consistently people’s favorite part of the app. Also, all Connector applications have tags, RSS feeds, comments, smart groups, adjustable permissions, notifications (a great way to flag something for yourself or someone else). With excellent support for industry-standard file formats + protocols your data is never locked-in either.
From a developer’s perspective, Connector is the best platform for creating easy-to-use web applications that integrate well within a suite of inter-related applications. We’ve used the Ruby on Rails language + web framework, and have built a rich application framework on top of that.
By taking advantage of Connectors libraries + conventions your applications can seamlessly blend into the suite. You can add to the feature set of our current applications. With a real option for an open framework you now can leave the closed application suites for something better.
So, download the code!
svn co http://svn.joyent.com/opensource/connector/source/trunk/ joyent_connector
And here are some more tools to help.