[Seaside] Seaside & Ruby Rails Compared
cdshaffer at acm.org
Tue Sep 6 21:10:46 CEST 2005
Chad Nantais wrote:
>I have been using Ruby on Rails and was wondering if Seaside can do
>some of the things RoR can do (without much development on my part).
>If it can do these things easily, I would consider moving to Seaside
>because I like the Squeak environment and Smalltalk language.
>Can Seaside perform:
>1. Functional testing
Yes, SeasideTesing and the (soon to be released) Selenium driver for
Squeak make a pretty comprehensive testing suite.
>2. Unit testing
See above...division seems to be SeasideTesting for unit testing,
Squelenium for functional testing
>3. User authentication
Yep. Basic HTTP authentication is trivial.
>4. MySQL connectivity
Don't know. Probably. I've used it with:
- posgresql and
- GOODS (object-oriented database)
I can't give you insight versus RoR but I can say Seaside has the most
extensible and reusable component model that I've found. The
continuations are a bonus and altogether make writing web apps feel a
lot like writing GUI apps only easier :-) Callbacks, nested components etc.
Welcome and come back with more questions!
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