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! :)

3 comments for “anthem-nxt

  1. Simon Cuce
    February 17, 2009 at 3:08 am

    Hats off to you for breathing live back into anthem. Its how MS should have created the basic controls in the first place…

  2. February 17, 2009 at 5:58 pm

    @Simon Cuce

    You are very kind Simon! Early days yet – I’ve managed to clean up the codebase a bit but the day job has taken over again.

    Any help you can provide (even if its just bugreports or feature requests – or just spreading the word!) would be very much appreciated.

  3. Ian Horton
    February 27, 2009 at 9:35 am

    Good work mate! Thanks for sharing.

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