More Fun with Cappuccino

I’ve been playing with the Cappuccino Framework since it first came out. In the last 2 months, I’ve been working on a secret app, and wondering just how close I could get to the desktop experience in a web browser. Since the app in question works with images (who would have guessed?), and I’m used to working with Apple’s Core Animation framework, I didn’t have very high expectations for deploying in a browser. My initial experiments bore that out: working with images > ~1000 pixels in a browser is not too swift, to put it mildly.

I then started experimenting with a hybrid approach: using Flash for the image display (the Flash player has been hardware accelerated for some time now) and Cappuccino for all the rest.

So far, this approach works quite a bit better than I would have imagined, and I’m about ready to say it’s a game changer, development-wise.

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