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BANano is a new B4J library to create one-page websites/webapps with (offline) Progressive Web App support. Unlike its big brother ABMaterial, BANano does not rely on any particular framework like Materialize CSS. You will have to write that part yourself, but on the other hand, you have the choice to pick which one.
Why a second framework? Well, from the start ABMaterial was build with a back server in mind. B4J has great support to setup a very powerful jServer to handle web requests. Which does mean all intelligence is at the server side and you have the full power of B4J to do whatever you want (secure database access, serial communication, cache control etc). With B4JS, some of this intelligence could be transferred to the browser side, but the app still needs internet/intranet access so this is as far as it could go.
Note: Because Progressive Web Apps are a new technology, not all browsers do support it (e.g. on iOS, the chrome browser does not support it yet)
A quick overview to show the different uses of both frameworks:
So both frameworks have their specific target, both for the programmer and the app you want to make.
BANano is written from scratch, so although it is similar to B4JS, both support different things. B4JS is build on jQuery, while BANano uses Umbrella JS (a lighter form of jQuery, about 50x smaller) and Mustache to build the HTML.
BANano does also support some different B4J than B4JS: e.g. things like CreateMap, better support for SmartStrings etc.
Abstract Designer support in v2.0+
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