TechSpot just got relaunched, now it's open source and there's a desktop app

By dkpope
Nov 23, 2015
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  1. Automattic, the creator of WordPress, has been keeping something big under wraps. But as of today we know what’s going on: has been completely stripped down and rebuilt in JavaScript and API calls – and now it’s all open-source. There’s also an official Mac desktop app, with Windows and Linux counterparts coming soon.

    The admin design has been simplified to feel more modern and further accommodate everyone using the CMS. In a blog post written by WordPress creator Matt Mullenweg, he says that the overhaul happened because the interface was being held back by “backward compatibility and working without JavaScript.” At that point, it was decided that a step-by-step approach wouldn’t give the results he wanted and Calypso (the re-launch codename) was born. Now, after “more than 20 months of work” it’s here. is already a giant – it’s used by up to 25 percent of the Web – but that isn’t enough by itself. As companies mature they can lose steam and falter, and Mullenweg hopes that Calypso is a big step in the other direction. “One of the hardest things to do in technology is disrupt yourself,” Mullenweg says. Let’s see if can do it.

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  2. asheboro

    asheboro TS Rookie

    " is already a giant – it’s used by up to 25 percent of the Web – but that isn’t enough by itself." is not used by 25% of the web, the WordPress software is, which includes the millions of self hosted blogs.
    Monte Gardiner and Dyson Parkes like this.
  3. Dyson Parkes

    Dyson Parkes TS Rookie

    Well said - they phrase things incorrectly far too often lately.
    Monte Gardiner likes this.
  4. Monte Gardiner

    Monte Gardiner TS Rookie

    Using WordPress with my friend right now, If you're a web designer and you don't know WordPress, you're out of the game.
  5. Monte Gardiner

    Monte Gardiner TS Rookie


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