Microsoft announced the open source Fluid Framework
Microsoft announced the open-source Fluid Framework, a framework designed to help developers build better collaborative applications. On Microsoft Build 2020, Microsoft launched the Fluid Framework for the first time. On Microsoft Build 2020, the company gave a more detailed introduction to this product. At that time, Microsoft said it planned to open source it within a month.
According to Microsoft, “Fluid Framework is built from the ground up for very low latency collaboration and synchronization. Developers using Fluid’s distributed data structures can build powerful collaborative applications using familiar programming patterns. When a user makes a change in their browser – adding a comment, editing content, pressing a button – all other users will see that change nearly instantaneously.”
Fluid Framework provides developers with:
- A client-centric application model with data persistence requiring no custom server code
- Distributed data structures with familiar programming patterns
- Very low latency
Microsoft said that the core technology supporting Fluid Framework is mature and stable. However, the layers built on this foundation are still in progress. In the coming months, they will continue to develop the API, add new features, and strive to further simplify the use of the framework.