[Seaside] About Seaside 3.0

Todd Blanchard tblanchard at mac.com
Sun Jul 13 05:00:24 UTC 2008

My last 3 projects came to me with already populated mysql databases  
as starting points.
So I chose RoR because bending ActiveRecord onto mysql is dead easy.

Bonus, tools like activescaffold automated creation of CRUD gui's to  
the extent that I was able to get out of writing a LOT of admin code  
that I would have to write in seaside.  It is instant CRUD with  
optional customization.

Also, if you want to break into the commerce game (and mostly, I'm  
doing small business commerce work these days), then porting  
activemerchant would be a brilliant idea.  Once again, I find lots of  
people wanting a site suited for building a little community around a  
couple of products and having a simple little web shop.  IOW, consider  
the website requirements for a shareware author.

He needs user management (signup, password recovery, access control),  
payment processing, forums, a blog, and some static content.  For this  
stuff, people turn to things like Drupal, oscommerce, ubercart,  
zencart, phpbb, mephisto, beast, and so forth.  Lots of pieces, but  
still nothing quite ready to go - lots of stitching is still required.

Just some food for thought based on my clients' requirements over the  
last six months.

-Todd Blanchard

On Jul 12, 2008, at 9:10 AM, stephane ducasse wrote:

> Hello guys
> I was driving under the rain during 4 hours and my brain was  
> wandering...
> I got to think on what would be the most important point for Seaside  
> 3.0
> Here is my thoughts: may be I'm totally wrong but I watched some of  
> the Ror stuff and
> we have to learn from them.
> 	- Better and more ready to use components.
> 	- Straightforward and dead simple to use for dummies like me  
> persistency.
> I think that as a community we should pay attention that this is not  
> because
> we will be technical superior we will survive (even if 2.8 and 2.9  
> cleans are cool - lukas
> and philippe know that I think that they did an EXCELLENT job).
> Now I'm thinking for the next step that could really blow away the  
> rest of people
> not thinking that Seaside is coooool.
> Stef
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