This is a one-time post to announce the creation of the Ramaze project, an open source web framework with the aim to be light and modular. Ramaze is already relatively stable and we decided that it is time to give it broader exposure to find new users and contributors. Home page: http://ramaze.rubyforge.org IRC: #ramaze on irc.freenode.net Features: - Builds on top of the recently released Rack library, which provides easy use of adapters like Mongrel, WEBrick, CGI or FCGI. - Supports a wide range of templating-engines like: Amrita2, Erubis, HAML, Liquid, Markaby and its own engine called Ezamar. - Highly modular structure, you can just use the parts you like. This also means that it's very simple to add your own customizations. - A variety of helpers is already available, giving you things like advanced caching, OpenID-authentication or aspect-oriented programming for your controllers. - It is possible to use the ORM you like, be it ActiveRecord, Og, Kansas or something more simplistic like a wrapper around YAML::Store. - Good documentation: although we don't have 100% documentation right now, just about every part of Ramaze is covered with basic and advanced docs. There are a variety of examples and a tutorial available. - Friendly community: lastly, but still quite important, there are people from all over the world using Ramaze, so you can get almost instant help and info. Features planned: - Unified FormHelper for ORMs, making the framework mostly independent of the underlying model. - Improved configuration system, providing an way to totally change options during runtime and link that with the CLI-parameter automatically. For more information please come to http://ramaze.rubyforge.org or ask directly on IRC (irc://irc.freenode.net/#ramaze) Thank you, Michael 'manveru' Fellinger and the Ramaze community
on 2007-05-11 14:15
on 2007-05-11 20:53
Pretty cool. You might want to also say that one needs og and sqlite3 to run the examples.. I like it.
on 2007-05-11 21:49
On 5/12/07, Roland Mai <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote: > Pretty cool. You might want to also say that one needs og and sqlite3 to run > the examples.. I like it. Yes, that is true for the examples like the Blog - which we just received from an user some days ago, the simpler examples however work without :) - Ramaze itself doesn't offer or require an ORM, so you are free to use whatever you like. Thank you very much for taking the time and trying it, Ramaze has been in development for around 8 months now without much exposure, so it's good to see that our efforts might also be useful for other people. ^ manveru
on 2007-05-11 22:22
Hi, > Pretty cool. yeap, that it is indeed. I have been following it since its infancy and am right now the only one using it on 3 commercial products already (one contact page, one task management/stock keeping/scheduling/billing app, one invoice system). > You might want to also say that one needs og and sqlite3 to run the > examples.. I like it. Glad you like it. :) Michael responds very fast to any kind of comments and helps wherever he can, Ramaze is just a 'breeze' to use and boooy does the spring feel good! My favourite Ramaze feature of the day: `Global.logger = LogHub.new(Analogger, Growl)`, to get notified of 'autoloaded' files instantly without having to check the console.  Kash  http://analogger.swiftcore.org/  http://growl.info/