Microsoft has published the code for its new Fluid Framework on GitHub, offering developers a TypeScript library for building “distributed, real-time collaborative web applications”.
The Fluid Framework repository has arrived on GitHub following Microsoft’s announcement at Build 2020 in May that the technology would be open-sourced and would first arrive as Fluid ‘components’ in the Outlook web app and Office.com. The Fluid Framework was announced at Build 2019.
Microsoft open-sourced Fluid Framework to encourage developers to use it to build new web-based distributed apps for low-latency real-time collaboration.
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Via Fluid components, Microsoft lets Outlook for the Web users embed components in email such as tables, charts, and task lists, which automatically stay up to date. Microsoft wants developers to use the Fluid Framework to explore new ways of collaborating in applications, email and documents.
Microsoft describes Fluid Framework as