We’re all familiar with water, right?  You know, H20?  Well in light of all the Web 2.0 “stuff” out there today, I’ve been asked to be part of a team working on a new version.

As you may or may not know, our current stable release is H21.  It is a maintenance release, with a few bug fixes.  But we’re we’re really proud of is our new Beta for version H30.  It’s a limited beta, so you have to be invited by someone who is already a beta particpant, but don’t ask me for an invitation.  I was only given a few and I’ve already given them out.

So, besides the new spelling, you might be wondering what’s new in Watr H3.0.  Well, here’s a short list:

  • Rewritten from the ground up using Ruby on Rails and AJAX
  • A public REST API*
  • A public SOAP API*
  • Even more Hydrogen than before!
  • Baked in tag support, bringing a whole new meaning to the phrase “tag cloud
  • RSS/Atom feeds
  • User-generated content
  • and more! 

* = Available in a future release

This is all very exciting, as you can imagine.  Due to the “limited beta” status, I’ve said about all I can say about this, but keep your eyes open for our public beta in the near future.