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Amazon Web Services has released AWS UI, which the cloud services biz describes as "the first step in a larger process of creating a new open source design system." The context for this is the open-sourcing of the user interface code for the .NET Porting Assistant, a tool to scan Windows-only .NET Framework applications to …

  1. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    Because you can't have too many UI frameworks, can you?

    (body)

  2. Doctor Syntax Silver badge

    I expect it will feature large buttons for each action which open subscriptions to Prime at the same time and inconspicuous links to take the same action without.

  3. indigomm

    Sigh.. https://xkcd.com/927/

    1. A.P. Veening Silver badge

      Yup, but the count is a bit low in that link, I think it is now 42.

      1. John70
        Joke

        Finally, we have the answer to the ultimate question... More frameworks

  4. Notas Badoff

    It's just natural.

    Wasn't there an apocryphal story about the number of groups working to develop a compiler determines how many passes the compiler would have?

    Seems to me every large independent organization ends up building up its own in-house framework. Maybe several. It's just natural.

    And management comes along and says "a framework is not a product, why are you wasting time on this? You should be working on ..."

    And then some bright spark says "Hey, let's opensource it for the creds (and to validate our egos) and... just maybe... to get free help from everyone."

    Later, management comes along and says "why are you working on community engagement? That's not a product! You should be working on ..."

    And that opensource framework dies. It's just natural.

    1. foxyshadis

      Re: It's just natural.

      They didn't even open source it. They promised that they *would* open source it, but only provided the compiled (minified) binaries so far. So they're reaching for the cred without even doing their part.

  5. CharlesStover

    Theming your AWS UI components

    If you're wanting to use AWS UI on your own projects, you should know that I wrote an open-source component for customizing the theme of your AWS UI components:

    * npm: https://www.npmjs.com/package/awsui-theme

    * GitHub: https://github.com/CharlesStover/awsui-theme

    And a no-configuration-necessary dark mode

    * npm: https://www.npmjs.com/package/awsui-dark-mode

    * GitHub: https://github.com/CharlesStover/awsui-dark-mode

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