[Seaside] rails niceties equivalents?

stephane ducasse stephane.ducasse at free.fr
Thu May 14 20:26:04 UTC 2009

Hi ramon

may be this is time to blog again :)
I know that lot of people would read it as they read your blog in the  
past :)


On May 14, 2009, at 7:18 PM, Ramon Leon wrote:

>> Subject: Re: [Seaside] rails niceties equivalents?
>> I see Magritte has already been mentioned.
>> We have been using Ramon Leon's SSForm in Gemstone, for edit/add  
>> forms
>> and find it easy to setup something quick and to customise where
>> necessary.
> Found at...
> MCHttpRepository
>    location: 'http://www.squeaksource.com/SentorsaSeasideForms'
>    user: ''
>    password: ''
> For those who don't know, since I haven't really blogged about it.   
> It's a
> form building superclass that lets you write as little code as  
> possible to
> get a form up and going and works with either your domain model  
> object, or
> the form itself acting as the model in cases where you just need a  
> simple
> form.  It's reflective and relies both on method naming patterns and  
> pragmas
> for customizing the form or simply overriding the auto-generated  
> stuff on a
> field by field basis with manually written custom code.
> There's also some event based hooks so you can catch an auto- 
> generated tag
> and modify or ajax it up allowing you to customize without having to  
> write
> all the html manually.
> There are 3 basic base classes that give different layouts, one  
> based on CSS
> using divs, one based on fieldsets where you can group fields, and  
> one based
> on tables where you can specify via a selector exactly what fields  
> are in
> each row.  There's a sample of each included for testing.
> Ramon Leon
> http://onsmalltalk.com
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