[Seaside] Re: Another Seasider newbie's experience
itsme213 at hotmail.com
Thu Apr 3 05:01:18 UTC 2008
"Rob Rothwell" <r.j.rothwell at gmail.com> wrote in message
> From what everyone
> has hinted at about your rapid success,
I am nowhere close to being an expert.
> you would probably be able to put
> some great examples there.
I suspect that many of the ways that worked for me have more elegant
solutions than what I found. Incremental improvement is good enough for me.
> Can you not even realize that you are using Ajax in Seaside? Is it just a
> matter of creating an "Ajaxified" component? Or, do you have to "set up"
> your application to use those components? (Sorry...you mention Ajax
Your domain objects should not change at all, and seaside components with
well-factored #renderXYZ methods are easy to Ajaxify once you know some
basics like #updater, #evaluator, #request (google Lukas' tutorial on
Seaside/Web 2.0). If you will push Ajax it's worth understanding and using
> They both need a built-in interface to browse to a graphic
> and suck it in if they are going to use method-body-strings, though!
Seaside has this somewhere in its config screens.
> I tried to work through the Magritte tutorial and ALWAYS ran into the "no
> children specified" error message or whatever.
Magritte is a powerful and general meta-framework, and Pier uses Magritte.
Perhaps take a look at Ramon's SSForm (available in his image on his blog
site). Not quite as general and powerful as Magritte (which is a full
reflective infra-structure), but might suit your need.
> but I don't
> think I quite understand #children.
Nabble archives has a couple of posts by Lukas with explanations.
>> If you have the callback of one component changing and re-rendering the
>> component-tree structure in a distant component
> The only thing I have tried to "push" in that way is for my applications
I have not used server-side comet push, but did try Ajax refreshes where the
callback of one component causes other components (on that same page) to
change structure and re-render.
There is a Comet demo with Seaside on Squeaksource that looks quite simple
> Maybe two beginners could manage to come up with some good ideas for
> something useful that way! (Maybe we should write our own higher-level UI
If I feel close to competent for something like that anytime soon, perhaps
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