Saturday 25 May 2013

Argot website is up!

A little less than a month ago, I committed to getting Argot online again.  I have been spurred on by the rise of activity surrounding the Internet of Things, and in particular the transport layer MQTT.  I feel that Argot provides a unique solution not currently available which will fit nicely with MQTT and the Internet of Things. The Argot website is still sparse, however over the next few weeks/months I will be releasing more software and documentation. To start, I have provided a simple example which demonstrates the development of an Argot application in Java.  You can view this on the 'Quick Start' page and easily install it to Eclipse to try it out.

There's still a few things to be done before I can release the next release of Argot (v1.3.0).  These include:
  • Update the Argot compiler to make it a little easier to use.  The current Argot language is based around S-Expressions, however, for many this looks quite foreign.  I plan a few small tweaks to make the most common data structures easy to define.
  • Strip out extensions from the core Argot library.  In the past, a few extensions have crept into the main Argot library.  These are being separated to simplify the core Argot library.
Following this, I will be continuing development of an Argot MQTT extension.  The planning for this has already started and has been documented on the MQTT mailing list.  I'll write more about this later.

In regards to the website, I'm particular pleased with the new logo and design which was put together with the assistance of my wonderful wife and sister.

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