Over the past month I’ve been playing with some ideas for an admin
interface for a ecommerce app.
Old-fashioned, forms-based, full-page-refresh, server-focused
I feel like I’m moving away from building a server side application
that takes advantage of all the great things that Rails provides
developers for the interface: all those nice simple rhtml templates,
easy form validation error messages, etc. I feel like I’m developing
That’s fine and sounds ok but is it really the best option? Right now
I’m convinced I want to use Rails for the server side but is
could be placed on the computer where the admin interface is used than
the storefront for shoppers.
I’ve been reading about Java Web Start applications. It might be
easier to build a big admin application with Java given all the mature
GUI libraries that exist for Java compared to those that exist for
interface for the admin user.
Could Rails be easily used to talk with a client Java application?
Am I crazy?