Sympathy provides both a development framework and web server applications. While both are built from the same code, they are used very differently. Sympathy is fully developed using The Sling Programming Language and The Jkop Framework, and is normally used through Eqela Runtime.
Sympathy provides a set of ready-made web server applications that can be used out-of-the-box to perform a number of commonly (and perhaps not so commonly) required tasks. The precompiled builds of the Sympathy applications are made available as Eqela packages, which means that they can be used immediately with Eqela Runtime without any additional installation. After installing the Eqela Runtime, you can execute Sympathy applications with following kinds of commands:
eqela eqela:sympathy:5.4.0/filesy .
(By default, filesy receives connections on port 8080. To change the port, use the -listen= parameter, eg. -listen=8181.)
The command above would execute the filesy application, which is a complete web server able to serve static files. It can be easily and quickly used to export any directory on the file system over an HTTP connection.
The following applications are provided:
apigwy, a REST API gateway / request forwarder
artsy, an article server useful for wiki/blog style sites
authdby, an authentication server with a database backend
chaty, a websocket based chat server
filesy, a static file server
html2pdfy, an html to pdf converter server
svcy, a service daemon and keepalive watchdog
pnfwy, a mobile push notification forwarder
profiley, a user profile server
smsgwy, an SMS gateway
sqlc, an SQL server client
sqlfwy, an SQL forwarder server
Sympathy development framework
Most of the Sympathy development libraries are currently included in the Jkop framework.