[Ironruby-core] Sails, WPF/Silverlight the rails way
Charles Oliver Nutter
charles.nutter at sun.com
Sat Aug 2 10:00:44 EDT 2008
FYI, there's already a framework named "Sails" for Java:
Ivan Porto Carrero wrote:
> Hi all,
> I worked on a way to do wpf/development the rails way. It's heavily
> inspired by rucola and its interaction with interface builder.
> I created and will finish this framework when there is more possible
> with databinding between DLR languages and XAML.
> you can find it on github. http://github.com/casualjim/sails/tree/master
> If people think this is a great idea and want to pitch in all help is
> welcome of course :) If you hate it please let me know and why.
> The readme:
> Sails is a framework inspired by the Rails and rucola frameworks. It
> offers a rails-like way of developing applications
> with IronRuby and Windows Presentation Foundation (WPF).
> This framework uses the pattern Model - ViewModel - View -
> Controller (M-VM-V-C). It should be able to run on both WPF
> and Silverlight.
> The idea is that the views can be created using a design tool like
> Blend for example and just save that xaml as is. The
> designer should not need to use anything else than drag and drop to
> create a GUI design. The behaviors are then added to
> the view by using predefined behaviors in the framework or by
> defining your own behavior.
> The framework then generates a proxy for the view which will be used
> to transparently wire up the commands in the
> behaviors to controller actions.
> You should be able to define a controller a little like this
> (doesn't work yet and will most likely change in the
> class MyController < Sails::Controllers::Base
> view_object :some_model, :refresh => :refresh_some_model,
> :refresh_interval => 2.minutes
> view_action :some_action, :target => :my_button, :action =>
> def refresh_some_model
> # code here
> def some_action_implementation
> # code here
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