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Why were these tools and model used for its design?

posted Feb 7, 2015, 12:29 PM by Tom Gutwin   [ updated Feb 10, 2015, 8:15 PM ]
  • I wanted the final app to have everything accessible and run-able from a single place/application.
  • I wanted the option to be able to deploy it on an existing WebApp engine as a WAR file
  • I wanted it to be truly free and open source.
  • PRIVACY of information - I wanted the data to be stored locally (not over the internet)
  • I wanted it to run "out-of-the-box"
  • I wanted it to be in pure Java so it would run on any piece of hardware that has a Java Runtime. (plus I love Java)
  • It will now be easier to deploy onto a smaller form embedded device such as a raspberry PI
  • I wanted to learn AJAX functionality and html5
  • I wanted to easily integrate my power data into my Universal Devices ISY-994 home controller - It controls many electrical devices/lights in my home.