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...or, welcome to XML hell!

Where there are configuration files a-plenty, where the error messages are intriguing and mysterious, where you have to use your magical mystical powers to run your project...

August 17, 2007, 11:53 a.m. More (422 words) 0 comments Feed

Or, a tale of reinventing the wheel

Seriously. For web-apps we have tens (maybe hundreds) of frameworks that abstract away the painful details of creating data-based applications.

I mean, using Django, you can whip-up some models, generate the appropriate database schema, play around in admin, maybe use databrowse, generate nice html forms, add a dash of HTML+CSS and you get maybe 80% of the functionality. Then you add your custom views, report generation, a bit of AJAX --if necessary-- and you have a nice data-based web application ready for deployment.

June 16, 2007, 4:04 a.m. More (1254 words) 8 comments Feed