Thursday, January 15, 2015 at 7:53 PM

The coming server product

Here's a tease, a roadmap, an idea of what's coming next.

Basically I'm releasing the server component of Radio3 as open source. It's also the back-end for all my latest software. They're all using the same server. Gives you an idea of the kinds of apps you can develop with it. It's pretty versatile, and the apps have a fairly small set of needs from the backend. That's the great thing about JavaScript in the browser.

The software has been running solid since the summer. I'm doing a careful code review, and lots of factoring and thinking. Getting help from people on the new server-snacks mail list.

I want to turn Twitter or something like it into a solid powerful development platform with storage. Without the limits the major vendors put on their backends.

I think there's a convergence of server features happening. Storage, identity and content management are the three big pieces. All the leading tech companies have two, none have all three.

This is a beautiful architecture, it really works. JavaScript is great, and with the right back-end, you can easily create solid end-user stuff in the browser. The problem isn't going to be technology, I have that -- the problem will be communication. No one is expecting anything new here, anything like this.

Further thoughts

Content management can run entirely in the browser. This is something we proved in Fargo. So all we need to centralize is identity and storage.

Last built: Mon, Aug 24, 2015 at 9:08 AM

By Dave Winer, Thursday, January 15, 2015 at 7:53 PM. So, it has come to this.