Better Generators

I was wondering which generators (in particular view generators) you
guys would recommend to replace the built-in code from the scaffolding
system? I’m particularly interested in replacing the current views, as I
would like for:

  1. Foreign keys should get a dropdown list linked to the other table
    instead of a textbox.
  2. I’d like the columns to actually be listed on the page, instead of
    iterating through them at run-time, as this makes it easier to customize
    them.

Any thoughts?


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Well as the point of the scaffold generator is to get you a starting
place
when learning Rails, or doing something simple, I think it serves it’s
job
quite well. Scaffolding is never and was never meant to be a production
site
generation recipe.

That said, I believe the AjaxScaffold has a bit more of the
functionality
you’re looking for, otherwise you are free to jump into the scaffold and
make those changes yourself. However, I highly doubt such stuff will be
added to the Rails core as it is superfluous.

Jason

I was just thinking that if I could push the scaffolding a bit further,
it would get rid of about half the stuff I do in every project (making
dropdowns for foreign keys, inferring relationships between models,
using better markup).

Has anyone tried Custom_Scaffold? I was thinking I could customize it to
do most of what I need:
http://www.tonyspencer.com/2007/03/01/custom-scaffolding-for-rails/

Will

Jason R. [email protected] wrote: Well as the point of the
scaffold generator is to get you a starting place when learning Rails,
or doing something simple, I think it serves it’s job quite well.
Scaffolding is never and was never meant to be a production site
generation recipe.

That said, I believe the AjaxScaffold has a bit more of the
functionality you’re looking for, otherwise you are free to jump into
the scaffold and make those changes yourself. However, I highly doubt
such stuff will be added to the Rails core as it is superfluous.

Jason

On 7/2/07, Will G. [email protected] wrote: I was wondering
which generators (in particular view generators) you guys would
recommend to replace the built-in code from the scaffolding system? I’m
particularly interested in replacing the current views, as I would like
for:

  1. Foreign keys should get a dropdown list linked to the other table
    instead of a textbox.
  2. I’d like the columns to actually be listed on the page, instead of
    iterating through them at run-time, as this makes it easier to customize
    them.

Any thoughts?


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Have you tried out ActiveScaffold?
http://activescaffold.com

I’ve just started using it, and it looks very promising.

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