[BlueBream] bb.kickstart?

Baiju M baiju.m.mail at gmail.com
Thu Mar 4 21:13:24 EST 2010

Hi Paul,
           Your idea seems to be very interesting. I had some
experience creating GUI using PyGTK in the past (2004-2006). But now I
am not very comfortable with that.  So, if someone can do it, that
would be great.

Baiju M

On Fri, Mar 5, 2010 at 12:10 AM, Paul Harouff <pharouff at gmail.com> wrote:
> Speaking of bb.admin ...
> What I'd really like to see is a bb.kickstart interface. There are
> many things that programmers don't like about Microsoft Access, but
> the one thing they got right was the ability to rapidly prototype:
> 1. Use a GUI to create desired tables
> 2. Use a GUI to create desired queries from the tables
> 3. Use a GUI, templates, and library of controls to create desired
> forms from the tables and queries
> 4. Use a GUI to assign events to form controls
> 5. The GUI automatically generates generic VBA code for form events
> that can be edited later
> 6. Use a GUI and templates to create database reports
> You can create a simple database application for almost any purpose in
> only a few hours.
> How difficult would it be to do something similar in BlueBream?
> 1. Use a GUI to define zodb object classes
> 2. Use a GUI, templates, and library of controls to create simple
> forms to query, add, delete, and edit the zodb objects
> 3. Use a GUI to assign typical events to form controls
> 4. The GUI automatically generates the generic python code for the
> interface, view, and zcml files
> 5. Use a GUI and templates to generate generic web pages to display
> the zodb objects
> Obviously, the tool would be very simple and limited, but using a
> rapid prototyping environment to set up the basic application
> framework is a huge timesaver, and ensures that beginners at least
> start with properly formatted code.
> The more generic the templates are, the better. It is best if you
> don't make any assumptions about what kind of content the user is
> trying to create. It seems like the available zope tools online are
> only for creating sales, blogs and newspaper websites - good for what
> they do, but limiting if you are not trying to create a sales, blog,
> or newspaper site. I would rather generate a generic framework
> suitable for any type of database application using a library of
> controls and templates that could be applied for any content. Once I
> have the basic framework, then I can customize it to my content.
> Paul
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