I’m very happy to announce that the mCOM (formerly GLIC) component set has been released, and is available for purchase. The final set of 21 components meets the original goals I established for GLIC: They are much smaller; massively more processor friendly; mostly polymorphic with v2 components (so you don’t have to relearn everything); and utilize a clean, cohesive architecture (say goodbye to Array and XML mix-ins).
Beyond the above advantages, these components are backed by a creative and committed company (two of them really – gskinner.com will continue to work closely with Metaliq), that will continue to grow and enhance the set to meet developer needs. This is something that the Macromedia component set is unable to do (for good reasons, in their case). This is balanced with a commitment to keep the API and code base stable – so you don’t have to worry about code you write being obsoleted because some guy has a cool idea that requires an API change.
I’m pretty psyched to see these babies finally hitting the market, and looking forwards to seeing what people build with them. I’m also excited that we can start using them in our own projects – I hope to post some cool examples over the next few months.
Here’s the current component list:
Check out more info, and a full demo on the official mCOM page. Be sure to play around with the keyboard control – our support for focus management and keyboard input is unmatched by any set out there AFAIK, and one of the things I’m really proud of. And bear in mind that the demo has had a LOT less time/testing put into it than the components. 🙂