RESTful admin interface? how?

Hello,

So I have a web site with companies and products. I use REST and make
companies a resource and products a resource (and a ‘sub-resource’ of
company). But only for viewing, no new, no create, no destroy, no
update. Now
I want to offer an admin interface that would be essentially the same
but
with an URL prefix of /my/ to the URL, same models, but that are viewed
differently. Only the owned companies and products are shown (being
logged in
is a requirement for everything in /my/), the interface would be
different,
and it would allow create, destroy, update, etc. What is the RESTful way
to
do it?

Thank you.

J. Pablo Fernández wrote:

Hello,

So I have a web site with companies and products. I use REST and make
companies a resource and products a resource (and a ‘sub-resource’ of
company). But only for viewing, no new, no create, no destroy, no
update. Now
I want to offer an admin interface that would be essentially the same
but
with an URL prefix of /my/ to the URL, same models, but that are viewed
differently. Only the owned companies and products are shown (being
logged in
is a requirement for everything in /my/), the interface would be
different,
and it would allow create, destroy, update, etc. What is the RESTful way
to
do it?

Thank you.

Rails 2.0 has namespaced routes that will create an additional
controller in a subfolder named after the namespace, ex:
./script/generate controller my::companies

will create a companies controller in the “my” folder, or so I have read

Would you know any online resources or online tutorails that teach how
to do this?

Elle

On Dec 15, 1:41 pm, Chris O. [email protected]

On Saturday 15 December 2007 02:41:14 Chris O. wrote:

differently. Only the owned companies and products are shown (being
controller in a subfolder named after the namespace, ex:
./script/generate controller my::companies

will create a companies controller in the “my” folder, or so I have read

Yes, I’ve used to use that method in Rails 1.2, but I’m not sure it’ll
lead to
proper RESTful resources now.

On Saturday 15 December 2007 07:18:03 elle wrote:

Would you know any online resources or online tutorails that teach how
to do this?

What do you exactly mean by “this”? If you mean learn RESTful Rails,
I’ve
learnt with http://b-simple.de/download/restful_rails_en.pdf

DHH talked about this in the RailsConf keynote, which you can read about
here:

http://casperfabricius.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2007/09/keynote-dhh.txt

basically you add the following to your routes file:

map.namespace :admin do |admin|
admin.resources :orders, :member => { :resend => :post }
admin.resources :users, :collection => { :filter => :any }
end

#want to allow public access to certain methods for orders and users
map.resources :orders, :users

then you’ll have a admin/users_controller.rb and
admin/orders_controller.rb files, as well as the public
users_controller and orders_controller. Your restful paths will look
like the following:

admin/users
admin/users/new
admin/users/edit

admin/orders/
admin/orders/edit
etc

so you stick your index and show methods in your public
users_controller, and put the admin index, create, update, etc, new,
etc into the admin/users_controller.

Adam

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