[Seaside] OSCON "contest"

stephane ducasse stephane.ducasse at free.fr
Fri Jul 25 17:35:47 UTC 2008

Yes magritte is not compact enough.
This is not its goal. A DSL built on top could do the job.


On Jul 24, 2008, at 5:29 PM, Randal L. Schwartz wrote:

>>>>>> "James" == James Robertson <jrobertson at cincom.com> writes:
> James> Yes, Web Velocity would have been well suited for that.  And  
> Randal has
> James> a copy :)
> I was thinking it would be funny if I pulled out my laptop and started
> from scratch with WV while the GS team was competing. :)
> The real problem seemed to be that there's a lot of code to type to  
> describe
> the meta data (Magritte)... but once that code is typed, lots of  
> things are
> available in very flexible ways.  The other frameworks essentially  
> intermix
> metadata and uses of that data, and would spend a lot longer to  
> *change* the
> result once built.  And we all know, the majority cost of software  
> is not
> initial development, but *maintenance* in reaction to changing  
> minds^Wgoals
> of the customer.
> For example, had the contest been to start with your already built  
> application
> and then simply *add* the rating, the GS team would have been done  
> in 3
> minutes, while the other teams (I suspect) would have taken longer,  
> especially
> to figure how how to migrate their persistent schemas.
> Also, James Foster - you gotta learn to use a code browser that has
> ecompletion.  I just started using one, and it's amazingly cool.  It  
> would
> have cut your typing time in half, likely.
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