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AppJet, Inc.
Type of site
Web startup
Available inEnglish
HeadquartersSan Francisco, California, U.S.
OwnerGoogle
Created by
URLwww.appjet.com (redirects to google.com)
Archived December 29, 2008, at the Wayback Machine
CommercialYes
RegistrationYes
LaunchedDecember 12, 2007
Current statusDiscontinued

AppJet, Inc.[1] was a website that allowed users to create web-based applications on a client web browser. AppJet was founded by three MIT graduates, two of whom were engineers at Google, before starting AppJet.[2] They launched their initial public beta on December 12, 2007, allowing anyone to create a web app.

AppJet received funding from Y Combinator in the summer of 2007.[3] However, the project was closed on July 1, 2009 to focus on other businesses. AppJet was finally acquired by Google on December 4, 2009, for an undisclosed amount.[4]

Programming tutorial

On August 14, 2008, AppJet released a programming tutorial aimed at a target audience of "absolute beginners".[5]

The tutorial used the AppJet IDE to provide a programming sandbox, allowing readers to experiment with sample code. This was one of the first online tutorials to embed an IDE, exposing a complete server-side web app framework inline with text.

Web software framework

"AppJet" refers to both the web application development platform and the server-side JavaScript framework that powers AppJet applications. This framework enables developers to code entire web applications using only one language, instead of having to use separate languages for server-side and client-side scripting.

Features

Updates

A major update to the site was a graphical change implemented on July 10, 2008.[11]

References

  1. ^ "Appjet Inc". OpenCorporates. June 11, 2007. Retrieved August 19, 2023.
  2. ^ About AppJet Archived December 14, 2007, at the Wayback Machine
  3. ^ Google Is Acquiring AppJet, The Company Behind EtherPad Archived 2009-12-07 at the Wayback Machine
  4. ^ Google Redefines Realtime Collaboration with Appjet Purchase
  5. ^ Hello World! AppJet opens browser-based JavaScript school
  6. ^ AppJet Dev Guide: Hosting Archived April 19, 2008, at the Wayback Machine
  7. ^ AppJet Dev Guide: Persistent Storage Archived January 15, 2009, at the Wayback Machine
  8. ^ AppJet Dev Guide: IDE Archived April 19, 2008, at the Wayback Machine
  9. ^ AppJet Dev Guide: Custom Domains Archived May 15, 2008, at the Wayback Machine
  10. ^ http://appjet.com/forum[permanent dead link]
  11. ^ changelog Archived September 28, 2008, at the Wayback Machine