Ok, this is the first time I've run across this, but I think they're good problems to have :). I've got a web app out in production. I've also got a tool for internal use that manages the reporting on that application. Problem #1: What's the best practice out there for sharing the model? They are entirely separate web apps with entirely different users, environments, and purpose - but they both manipulate the same business model. Surely there is a way to avoid repeating myself? Problem #2: With the success of the first production webapp, the boss said "Ok, now tell us what it would take to do the exact same thing for our other, differently-branded web site." Ummm....short of "clone all the source code" I was a bit stuck for an answer. Here it seems like there'd be even more overlap, but I'm not sure about the reality - it would be all new views, but also at the very least some new configuration to differentiate it from its twin in the database. Is there a better answer there?
on 2009-02-10 22:18