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Javascript for Java (ie JVM)

One of the exciting developments in the recent JDK-8 release is the integration of the Nashorn Javascript engine.

Vertically integrated Javascript web application development

Nashorn allows for the development of applications in the Javascript language on the JVM, what this means in general is that you can build both the frontend and backend of web applications in the same language, ie Javascript.


What's in it for you

Vertically integrated Javascript development has great appeal as can be attested to by the popularity of NodeJS. For the JVM this offers massive opportunity. Currently a lot of businesses with JVM infrastructure are constrained by their inability to staff for their Java developer needs. With technology such as Nashorn, a JVM shop doesn't need to demand Java skills, instead as a JVM shop you can hire developers already skilled in Javascript and put them to work building your business applications while still taking full advantage of the massive JVM technology platfor…

Installing HiveMind on a Digital Ocean droplet as a cloud IDE

Digital Oceon is the hot cloud hosting provider that makes setting up a cloud box a breeze.

Well it gets even easier when you throw HiveMind into the mix. HiveMind gives you a one-box hassle-free web app solution.

Assuming you are using a Ubuntu droplet (why would you be using anything else?:)), on the command line do the following:


sudo add-apt-repository ppa:webupd8team/javasudo apt-get updatesudo apt-get install oracle-java8-installercd /homewget https://s3.amazonaws.com/crudzilla/hivemind.zipsudo apt-get install unzipunzip hivemind.zipcd hivemind/bin./jetty.sh startgoto: http://your-digitalocean-ipaddress:7000login with: developer/developer
You now have a ready to use web app platform that supports a bunch of languages, you can create new web apps as you need to.

Once you are logged in, you can change the login by going to System menu on the upper right and selecting Manage Users.

Introducing HiveMind

The Crudzilla Web Application Builder now has a name: HiveMind.

We have released a set updates mostly having to do with the UI builder in our steady move towards building the ultimate web app delivery platform.

Users will also now be able to receive automatic updates without having to download the whole distribution.

New CWAB Release (v1.5)

Happy new year!

We are pleased to announce the release of version 1.5 of the CWAB platform. This release includes bug fixes and some product improvements.


The most important and exciting news in this release is the introduction of visual UI driven development. In the future, using the CWAB platform to build applications would be a process of building by using prebuilt UI components and interacting with customization logic. The possibilities with this approach are quite attractive.


This release includes the launch of our UI Parts stores. UI Parts are pre-built UI components that may also have back-end logic attached to them. The components would be built to integrate into CWAB applications and allows users to quickly compose highly sophisticated applications with minimal effort. The UI Parts store is fully integrated into the CWAB environment.


Going along with the introduction of the UI Parts store is the UI builder now included in CWAB. This is a drag-n-drop enabled facility for build…