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[REBOL] Re: RFC: Forms generator / RAD dialect

From: g:santilli:tiscalinet:it at: 21-Aug-2002 3:13

Hi Robert, On Tuesday, August 20, 2002, 7:16:53 PM, you wrote: RMM> Thing like this shouldn't be written by hand: Indeed, they don't. :-) RMM> address!: [ RMM> ; Name Text Type Action RMM> company "" field RMM> streams "" field [unfocus RMM> update-list focus read-list] RMM> description "" field RMM> cln-id "Customer" field [read-only] RMM> ... RMM> ] Mmm, looks like dbgui-wizard.r. :-) RMM> Now we need a GUI form generator that gets such an input block and RMM> creates a layout block for us. The result should be something like this: It actually does better, by handling object-to-gui and gui-to-object translation, and a few other things. (When you insert a record in the db, any browser that shows that table etc is refreshed to chow the new record, and so on.) RMM> Did anybody started something like this already? What do you think? It's here and working. But I'm going further; there's some chance I'll release, by the end of this week, a very preliminary version of Road (Rapid data Oriented Application Development), an IDE designed to automatically create RDBMS-based applications. I warn you that this preliminary version is not that great, and is not much automatic, but it is a start. I'm not sure if it will be useful to release it publicly, or wait for something more usable first. (The final goal is to write a piece of software that, given relational schema and some additional information --- such as help text for the user, and so on --- will create a REBOL or PHP application to browse-insert-modify the data in that DB. I'm doing this for my degree too.) Regards, Gabriele. -- Gabriele Santilli <[g--santilli--tiscalinet--it]> -- REBOL Programmer Amigan -- AGI L'Aquila -- REB: