Building a simple application with AppJet
I spent a some time reading the Appject Documentation, and wrote a simple little application. The application is comprised of a single text field that takes a keyword. This keyword is then appended to the url of an RSS feed (Google News) and the URL resource is retrieved from the remote server. We then just display the retrieved RSS feed.
Evaluation of the AppJet Platform
The main problem with the AppJet platform is that you cannot deploy it on your own server.. yet. The application is remotely hosted on their server.
Ease of Development
Every web development platform needs some form of persistent storage. Appject has the global object storage for this. This allows the storage of two types of Objects: StorableObject and StorableCollection. StorableObject is used for storing singular values and StorableCollection for a dictionary (associative array) values.
Persistent Storage Retrieval
Though not as robust as a relational database, data stored in StorableCollection can be filtered and sorted.
There is no session management built into Appject (as far as I looked into their docs). However, this can be easily built using their response.setCookie() method and their Persistent Storage mechanism.
Overall Appjet is a quick and exciting way to develop small scale web based applications.