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A brief history of Project WONDER. (Original source: Introduction to Project WONDER).

History

  • A dotcom is born: eResource
  • Its focus: commercial real estate on the web
    • Big user & advocate of DirectToWeb - more on that later
  • Later on eResource was renamed NetStruxr
    • But name lives on...
    • Classes were already prefixed with ER
    • Switching to NS would cause namespace conflicts
    • Even today, WONDER's classes begin with ER
  • Folks from NetStruxr, now working on WONDER:
    • Patrice Gautier - one of DirectToWeb's original authors!
    • Max Muller
    • Travis Cripps
    • Jim Roepcke
  • NetStruxr open-sourced a great deal of its code
  • Lots of innovative, high-quality code
  • But there were a couple of issues:
    • No efficient method to contribute back to NetStruxr
      • No CVS repository, no mailing lists, etc.
    • Was coded in Java for WebObjects 4.5
      • Needed some rewriting for WebObjects version_5
  • Unfortunately, NetStruxr closed for business
  • Fortunately, the rewritten code was placed into a public SourceForge project: WONDER

ERJavaMail

  • Revision of Camille Troillard's famous OdaikoJavaMail
  • Integration of Jonathan Rentzsch's not-so-famous JRMailDelivery
    • Drop-in replacement for WOMailDelivery
    • Renamed to ERWOMailDelivery

WOPayPal

  • Easy WebObjects PayPal integration
  • Donated by Travis Cripps

Validity

  • Gammastream's formally commercial offering now part of WONDER!
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