Wt for Mac

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A free and open source C++ library and application server that enables users to develop and deploy web applications effortlessly





Wt (pronounced 'witty') is not a 'framework', which enforces a way of programming, but a library.

The API is widget-centric, and inspired by existing C++ Graphical User Interface (GUI) APIs. To the developer, Wt offers complete abstraction of any web-specific implementation details, including graphics support and event handling.

Typical use scenarios:
· Web-based GUIs for web-enabled embedded systems benefit from the low footprint of a C++ web application server.
· Web-based GUIs that require integration with (existing) C++ libraries, for example for scientific or engineering applications.
· Creating a port of existing C++ desktop applications to the web.

Some benefits of using Wt:
· Develop web applications like you develop C++ desktop applications.
· Provides plain widgets, which work regardless of JavaScript availability (but benefit from JavaScript availability), and Wt::Ext widgets which are more polished, or provide advanced functionality, but require JavaScript and a modern browser. As far as possible, these widgets share the same API.
· Use the built-in httpd for easy development and deployment, or use the FastCGI connector to deploy as a FastCGI application.
· A single specification for both client- and server-side validation and event handling (when using stateless slot implementations)
· Generates standards compliant HTML or XHTML code.
· Portable, anti-aliased graphics (uses inline VML, inline SVG or the HTML 5 canvas).
· No XSS security risks since Wt has complete control over the presentation layer and proactively filters out active tags and attributes. No exposure of business logic, which stays at the server.
· Ultra-fast load time and low bandwidth usage, which are affected only by screen complexity, not application size.
Last updated on May 30th, 2014

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