Application generation

I love rails but I want more. :slight_smile:

I’d like a generator that generates a complete application. It would
read an information model, and from it generate the MVC’s with a
validation-constrained model, errors and exceptions, page navigation and
rich view layout…

The information model would be represented by ruby “meta” classes, and
could be generated as an intermediate step in the complete process from
a database schema.

The generated UI would need to be AJAX - I currently like the Dojo
stuff.

Anyone got any similar thoughts or is working on something like this?

Adrian Blakey wrote:

I love rails but I want more. :slight_smile:

I’d like a generator that generates a complete application. It would
read an information model, and from it generate the MVC’s with a
validation-constrained model, errors and exceptions, page navigation and
rich view layout…

The information model would be represented by ruby “meta” classes, and
could be generated as an intermediate step in the complete process from
a database schema.

The generated UI would need to be AJAX - I currently like the Dojo
stuff.

Anyone got any similar thoughts or is working on something like this?

Well, I hate to break it to you but here is the general response you
will get:
HAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!

Chris

On Sun Jul 09, 2006 at 07:14:04AM +0200, Chris C. wrote:

Adrian Blakey wrote:

I love rails but I want more. :slight_smile:

I’d like a generator that generates a complete application. It would
read an information model, and from it generate the MVC’s with a
validation-constrained model, errors and exceptions, page navigation and
rich view layout…

http://dabbledb.com

The information model would be represented by ruby “meta” classes, and
could be generated as an intermediate step in the complete process from
a database schema.

not sure what you mean here. as in something different than AR classes?

The generated UI would need to be AJAX - I currently like the Dojo
stuff.

ajax_scaffold_generator

Anyone got any similar thoughts or is working on something like this?

Well, I hate to break it to you but here is the general response you
will get:
HAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!
] lolwtf?

Adrian Blakey wrote:

The generated UI would need to be AJAX - I currently like the Dojo stuff.

Anyone got any similar thoughts or is working on something like this?

Dave T. asked for Rails to move in this direction in his keynote at
RailsConf:

http://glu.ttono.us/articles/2006/06/23/dave-thomas-keynote
http://blog.scribestudio.com/articles/2006/06/30/railsconf-2006-keynote-series-dave-thomas

and mentioned the work Justin Gehtland is doing on Streamlined:

http://streamlined.relevancellc.com/

regards

Justin F.

Chris C. <[email protected]…> writes:

Adrian Blakey wrote:

I love rails but I want more.

I’d like a generator that generates a complete application. It would
read an information model, and from it generate the MVC’s with a
validation-constrained model, errors and exceptions, page navigation and
rich view layout…

Hi Chris,

I’ve been working on something like this for years. I use ColdFusion and
am in
the middle of rewriting it to be more OO. In practice you have to use a
combination of dynamic programming, metadata generation using templates
and
software product lines to get much above 85% generation for non trivial
applications.

Feel free to check out my blog where I post about the process (as well
as
design patterns and other bits and pieces). www.pbell.com

Best Wishes,
Peter

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