[Pipet Devel] Infolets - An Open Source Alternative to .NET and Jini

J.W. Bizzaro jeff at bioinformatics.org
Tue Oct 3 19:18:51 EDT 2000

``Cameron Laird and Kathryn Soraiz have pointed me to Piper. Piper has taken
the Unix concept of pipes and is attempting to bring it to the Internet at
large. Instead of the pipe symbol "|", Piper has developed a simple graphical
representation of component relationships that users can easily manipulate.
Piper uses simple lines and arrows to connect different components together
and then allows users to change and add to these connections at will. Piper is
significantly richer than the traditional world of pipes. The goal of Piper is
to be a complete XML component language that allows users to construct any
program they need from a set of components located anywhere on the Internet.
Piper is still in the early stages of development, but it is a project that
bears watching.''



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