[Seaside] Comparison by example

Germán Arduino garduino at gmail.com
Thu Jun 23 23:22:00 UTC 2011

2011/6/23 Janko Mivšek <janko.mivsek at eranova.si>:
> Hi guys,
> I'm opening a new thread with idea by Johan and Hannes to write an
> example app on all three web frameworks. Here is a copy of that thread
> and first Hannes proposal:
> Johan: For comparing, it would be really good to have the same
> application written in the three frameworks by experts and have the
> experts compare them. Hey, if I find the time (oeps) I would even love
> to help out on that one.
> Janko: Agreed! And I'm hardly waiting for someone to come out with an
> idea, what to build for such comparison. I have one, but you will for
> sure declare me biased again .. :) A so called real-time web example: a
> multi-user chat. As that one on GMail, for instance. Another would be a
> basic CRUD example, which is so common pattern, filling that 90% of
> cases, to show, how the frameworks cover the people's most basic needs.

Seems that I arrived some minutes later to this new thread, but in any case
I'm copying here the same things I wrote in the other thread:

Build a real world application to compare it's also a good idea.

I my own experience, with my own customers, the far more asked
solution is allways related with different sort of ERP's.

A good step in this way in my opinion is the work of the guys of
SmallPOS (http://www.squeaksource.com/SmallPOS/)

Things as invoices, stock, current accounts, billing, bank, finances,
production chain, etc, with plenty of relationship between
data (aka objects) and lot of different sort of forms (as
master-detail, grids, paging, search over the grids, filtering, etc).

The capability of supply to the final user the facility of build it's
own reports is also a thing I miss from the old Visual FoxPro
frameworks I used to work with in the past. One of the best I knew is
this one: http://www.promatrix.com/index.php were the
developer can find not only a framework else a good number to
"generators" (Automatic building of common things in a standardized
way). This is (was?) the main goal of a tool that I started with a
friend of me several years ago that I so called SDA (Smalltalk
Developer Assistant). As usual, the need of pay the bills go against
of the free time to invest in these sort of projects.

Just my 2 cents.

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