[Seaside] Ideas worth stealing
stephane.ducasse at free.fr
Sun Jun 1 07:47:19 UTC 2008
do you think that magritte could help there?
On May 31, 2008, at 1:04 AM, Todd Blanchard wrote:
> I watched the screencast. It is not the same thing. I think you
> guys are missing something key in that project of yours.
> Active scaffold simply lets me point the app at a db and ZAM total
> admin UI that looks nice with AJAX master detail editing. I can
> then filter out attributes that people ought not to edit, apply
> permissions, and decorate the app with task links.
> The demo shows app development. I didn't develop a thing apart from
> specify some mappings because the database used weird and
> inconsistent naming conventions.
> I also found it interesting that the app being developed in the
> screencast didn't look nearly as sophisticated as the tools being
> used to build it. I don't find that a good selling point.
> -Todd Blanchard
> On May 30, 2008, at 4:28 AM, James Robertson wrote:
>> Cincom is doing exactly that - combining the ActiveRecord pattern
>> with scaffolding. Have a look here:
>> James Robertson
>> Cincom Smalltalk Product Evangelist
>> Talk Small and Carry a Big Class Library
>> On May 30, 2008, at 3:13 AM, Todd Blanchard wrote:
>>> With the idea that no good idea should go un-stolen, allow me to
>>> introduce seaside fans to active scaffold http://activescaffold.com.
>>> I am wrapping up a ruby on rails engagement with a client and
>>> discovered this framework. I ended up using ROR because the
>>> client had an existing mysql database and Squeak's mysql support
>>> isn't so hot where rails is all about mysql, and I had only a
>>> couple "flows" but a whole lot of plain old admin-CRUD to do and
>>> rails excels at plain crud on mysql. With activescaffold - I had
>>> to write very little code for the admin UI - a major plus because
>>> this project is on a very tight timeline.
>>> Anyhow, activescaffold works with activerecord and infers a really
>>> slick AJAX UI that supports sensible CRUD more or less instantly.
>>> Once installed, you can go through and customize views by adding
>>> actions links, filtering columns, and generally overriding bits of
>>> logic to make it more task focused.
>>> It would be really cool to have a similar facility in Seaside.
>>> -Todd Blanchard
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