Wednesday, February 10, 2010

InsertWebsiteHere Announcement

InsertWebsiteHere is a WaxBlock specifically designed for using Wax to build dynamic information systems. It provides everything required to get a simple, dynamic, and flexible system up and running in a matter of minutes. Here's a description taken from the Google Groups page:

The Idea: A large number of simple information systems start with the
request: "I need a website to keep track of my _something_". Let's
say in this example, the _something_ is books. Then, the "Book" model
needs to be created and defined (ie: Title, Author, Year, ISBN, etc.),
and the IS is based around the model. The issues arise when 6 months
later, the system user says "I also want to store the number of pages
in the book". Then the code has to be reworked (in several places) to
allow for this change, which can sometimes be an incredibly daunting
task. Wouldn't it be nice to have a system with a more dynamic data

The Solution: InsertWebsiteHere uses concepts developed and refined in
the RPI off-campus housing system as well as several other systems
with a dynamic data model. The theory is that there is generally 1
primary data model and then all primary functionality is based around
that one model. In the case of the housing system, that model is an
apartment listing. In the book example, the model is a book.

More details and examples to come shortly. The release of the Wax AppKit 0.10 is also coming soon.

This project is made possible through the Rensselaer Center for Open-Source Software thanks to the generosity of Mr. Sean O'Sullivan.

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