once:radix project is a Rapid Application Development system for Intranet and eXtranet environments. Create advanced database-driven web applications that require no expertise in the underlying technologies. Just point and click with pixel-perfect precision.
once:radix was created by Cormoran Communication. Their marketing arm is once:technologies. They are a small organisation based in Geelong, Victoria, Australia, with one of their key developers based in Grodno, Belarus.
Development of once:radix began in 2003 and has been used to build enterprise management applications for businesses of all sizes, including some major banks and financial institutions for the past two years.
The development team are all professional programmers, so things that weren't top priority have not been completed - most notably, a database editor. They use EMS and PGAdmin; however to make this system accessible to users with no SQL experience, this extra component is needed.
This first code release is a workable beta. In particular, it has limited documentation. It will take a few months to develop it into a straight-out-of-the-box solution. Our vision is to create a system that almost anyone can use. So we need people of all skill levels to make that goal a reality.
We hope to attract contributors who will make this a genuinely community-based project. While our team has achieved significant breakthroughs in RIA development, we believe that sharing the technology with the open source community will lift it to a new level.
We are particularly keen to recruit people who can help document and crash test the system in its current state of development, which has been tagged 0.90 beta.