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Version 1 by hannes on 14. December 2005, 17:37

I thought it would be a good idea to start collecting thoughts and ideas that will be vital for Helma 2. I considered calling this page "Helma 2 Manifesto" but that sounded a bit too heavy, at least for its humble initial state.

* Extract from real application building experience. Helma 1 was in some respects conceived by myself sitting in my room without much experience developing real world web sites. Now I often sit and suffer when dealing with things I didn't know or consider at the time. Helma 2 should take into consideration every bit of web mechanics that can be expected in a state of the art web site in 2006. The best way of achieving this is to start using Helma 2 for writing web apps from the start. Or put the other way, to write the cleanest possible web application and extract Helma 2 from it.
* Bridge the gap between client and server side scripting in a nice way. Helma 1 is pretty much client side scripting agnostic. With the resurrection and rising appreciacion of client side JS, this is a loosing proposition. Make the transition of code and data between server and client nice and seemless.

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