Multichannel Development Platform Simplifies App Creation
Optimizing mobile content is becoming an important issue for Web developers, which presents a need for a product that is able to competently utilize popular existing technologies and deploy a single application across multiple platforms.
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This Cocktail is a unique mix of module, as it is a self-contained package of business logic, and widget, because it appears as a visual element of the UI with which users can interact. By building upon various proven technologies, Mojito is able "to run equally well" on browsers, hybrid native/Web runtime or servers using Node.JS.
The current plan is to release Mojito as an open source through the Yahoo! Distribution Network in quarter one of 2012. The company wants the Cocktails to become "one of the leading Web frameworks going forward" so that developers can start creating applications that work well on both browsers and servers.
With the release of these Cocktails, Yahoo! is attempting to establish a unified framework and deployment platform that can create and host almost any necessary Web applications to be run on desktop and mobile browsers. Should the experiment prove to be successful, it could have big ramifications on the future of Web development, especially as users continue to go mobile and developers increasingly need to build comprehensive apps that will work adequately on browsers across mutliple platforms.