London Calling

Ramblings of a software architect in London.



Well I’ve finally done what I’ve been saying I’d do for quite some time now, forked the Anthem.NET project on sourceforge that has gone pretty stale. I’ve started a new codeplex project for the fork with which my immediate aims are to:

  • Clean up the codebase
  • Incorperate some community and personal bugfixes
  • Drop support for .NET 1.1
  • Make a beta code release

I’ve already released what I have as a 1.5.2 alpha release so that people just looking for the project can get started easily.

Longer term I’m looking to:

  • Refactor the JS code so that it works as a jQuery plugin. Will give greater browser compatibility as well as reducing the size of anthem + jQuery overall (as anthem can use jQuery’s AJAX functionality). This will also make the code much more maintainable.
  • Add much more stringent documentation and unit tests.
  • Incorperate some new controls that have common uses.
  • Find ways to allow easy use of jQuery effects with anthem callbacks

Please let me know what you think. I could do with all the help I can! :)