The NuSoft Framework Is Now The Kinetic Framework

posted on 07/16/08 at 09:32:59 pm by Joel Ross

One of the first questions I got when people heard about RCM bought NuSoft Solutions was whether we were going to be renaming the NuSoft Framework. At the time, I had no idea, and frankly, it was about as far back in my mind as it could be.

Well, the acquisition is three months in the past, and we're starting to integrate things tighter now. As part of that, there was concern about brand confusion with RCM using and sponsoring the NuSoft Framework. So, the decree came down to rename the framework.

Which we did. Since we've started a new group - Kinetic IG - it was only natural to lean towards the Kinetic Framework, but that's not the only reason we settled on that name. The framework has two important aspects that relate to the word "Active" (of which Kinetic is a synonym). First, it uses the Active Record design pattern for it's entities. Second, it relies on active code generation - the majority of the code generated can be re-generated if your data model ever changes without wiping out any custom code you may have. Given those things, combined with the idea of kinetic having to do with motion and momentum, we felt it was a good name.

We've updated the CodePlex address to, but the old address does redirect to the new one. I am in the process of changing all of the content and source to reflect the name change - I would expect to be done in the next few days.

As far as framework development goes, not much has been going on. I have been playing with it a bit to make it more testable, but nothing official yet. More on that if I ever get it to a place where I'm happy with it.

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