What is Kettle?
There are several primary development metaphors in Kettle such as Servers and Apps. Servers represents a single instance of the Node.js HTTP server. A Server is a container for 0 or more Apps (see further). Developers have an option of deploying a number of Servers that themselves contain 0 or more Apps. The source code for the Server can be found here: Server. The App is a component that represents a single purpose application deployed within a particular Server. The source code for the App can be found here: App.
What's the Status of Kettle?
Kettle is an emerging project of the Fluid community and represents a major priority for us alongside Infusion. Though it is still in early development, Kettle provides critical infrastructure for the Global Public Inclusive Infrastructure's realtime personalization framework. To this end, Kettle is actively being supported and developed by a group of contributors from across the Cloud4all, GPII, and Fluid projects.
Initial documentation for Kettle is available in the GPII wiki, and further documentation, tutorials, and sample code are planned.
As part of the GPII and FLOE Projects, Kettle will be used to develop RESTful server-side data feeds and markup transformers for storing and sharing content accessibility information, user preferences, and captions.
As part of this work, Kettle will be:
- Extended to support better URL routing and rewriting
Kettle currently depends on the following frameworks and libraries: