[Seaside] Ideas worth stealing

James Robertson jrobertson at cincom.com
Fri May 30 11:28:42 UTC 2008

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.
> Cheers,
> -Todd Blanchard
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