qooxdoo is a universal JavaScript framework that enables you to create applications for a wide range of platforms. With its object-oriented programming model you build rich, interactive applications (RIAs), native-like apps for mobile devices, light-weight traditional web applications or even applications to run outside the browser.

You leverage its integrated tool chain to develop and deploy applications of any scale, while taking advantage of modern web technologies like HTML5 and CSS3, its comprehensive feature set and a state-of-the-art GUI toolkit. qooxdoo is open source under liberal licenses, led by the world's largest web host 1&1, with a vibrant community.

For more information please see http://qooxdoo.org/about


qooxdoo may be used under the terms of either the GNU Lesser General Public License (LGPL) or the Eclipse Public License (EPL). As a recipient of qooxdoo, you may choose which license to receive the code under.

Please make sure you understand the dual license of qooxdoo and the rights and obligations that come with it. See the top-level license.txt file for more details.

For more information please see http://qooxdoo.org/license

Quick start

It is easy to get started with qooxdoo. For detailed information please see http://manual.qooxdoo.org/1.6/pages/getting_started.html

For the impatient, here is a short version:

Use the 'tool/bin/create-application.py' script to setup a new application. This will create a minimal directory structure of an application, which is ready to be built and run. Within the newly created application folder run the command 'generate.py source-all' to generate a development version of your app. Open 'source/index.html' in your browser and see your first application in action. You can then go on and extend it into an application of your liking by changing the 'Application.js' class file below the 'source/class/' folder.

API Reference

You might also want to open the API viewer in a separate browser window, which offers the qooxdoo framework API in a convenient way (See the top-level 'index.html' file next to this readme).

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