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It's great to see that ASP.NET tools are finally surfacing that leverage the same code-generation capabilities as Ruby-on-Rails.  ASP.NET ActionPack (http://www.codeplex.com/Wiki/View.aspx?ProjectName=actionpack) is one such example that builds data-access and presentation scaffolding.  Like RoR, ASP.NET ActionPack will automatically build admin screens for all your basic CRUD fuctionality; unlike RoR, ASP.NET ActionPack will even look for foreign keys within your DB schema and provide drop-down options to populate those foreign key values.  What the 10-minute webcast does not show is how to add methods to a pre-generated class - I'll assume/suggest partial classes are leveraged here.  Additionally, it does not go into details concerning modifications to the presentation scaffolding.  But overall, it looks to be headed in the right direction and I look forward to seeing how it evolves.

Billy

Posted on Monday, August 28, 2006 1:16 PM ASP.NET | Back to top


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Hi Billy,
I watched a video on RoR and I have to admit that I didn't realy like it as much as many did. Yet, I still love the idea of course, and even worked before with ".NET Tiers" generated classes and admin pages and experienced how to customize them. Later, switched to "llBlGen" in my new company which doesn't generate admin pages, but has very powerful class library generated that we didn't take so long to create the pages (we had non-comomn flow and business rules too, so, it wasn't a big deal to create the pages from scratch). But, for the future, I used to believe that Microsoft "BlinQ" is the right solution for the future, not RoR or whatever else. It's built on LINQ developed by Microsoft, so, ... sure you get what I mean!
I wander, why not just help in BlinQ as people help in ATLAS instead of creating the whole thing again from scratch?? The owner of the BlinQ project is a cool girl as it seemed from an interview in Channel9, and the project gets better and highlighted every while, so, it's really promising.
Left by Mohamed Ahmed Meligy on Aug 28, 2006 4:42 PM

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Hi Billy,
I watched a video on RoR and I have to admit that I didn't realy like it as much as many did. Yet, I still love the idea of course, and even worked before with ".NET Tiers" generated classes and admin pages and experienced how to customize them. Later, switched to "llBlGen" in my new company which doesn't generate admin pages, but has very powerful class library generated that we didn't take so long to create the pages (we had non-comomn flow and business rules too, so, it wasn't a big deal to create the pages from scratch). But, for the future, I used to believe that Microsoft "BlinQ" is the right solution for the future, not RoR or whatever else. It's built on LINQ developed by Microsoft, so, ... sure you get what I mean!
I wander, why not just help in BlinQ as people help in ATLAS instead of creating the whole thing again from scratch?? The owner of the BlinQ project is a cool girl as it seemed from an interview in Channel9, and the project gets better and highlighted every while, so, it's really promising.
Left by Mohamed Ahmed Meligy on Aug 28, 2006 4:44 PM

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Hi again,
I've written more about my idea in my blog. You may check it there (I just needed to add some links in my prev. reply and this didn't seem to work here, so, I ended with the post somehow!)
Here's the link (if it didn't appear, click on my name above and you'll likely find it in the front of the blog):
http://geekswithblogs.net/mohamed/archive/2006/08/29/89575.aspx
Left by Mohamed Ahmed Meligy on Aug 28, 2006 6:44 PM

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I recall reading about Blinq but couldn't remember the name of it when I wrote my post yesterday...if I do anything with ASP.NET generators, it would most likely be with Blinq in the future. Although, it's still nice to see that other alternatives are available.

I've always heard great things about llBlGen...I've got to try that out.

Billy
Left by Billy on Aug 29, 2006 6:16 AM

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Why always the example is a small application?, if really this tool is powerfull why not a more complex example.
Left by Ofertas de Empleo on Nov 24, 2006 5:12 AM

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I'm sure they still have a lot of work to do...but I'm glad to see the direction it's going.
Left by Billy on Nov 25, 2006 7:55 AM

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I've been thinking of playing around with some RoR, this might be helpful.
Left by Darren | Free People Search Help on Aug 30, 2010 2:31 PM

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I wander, why not just help in BlinQ as people help in ATLAS instead of creating the whole thing again from scratch?? The owner of the BlinQ project is a cool girl as it seemed from an interview in Channel9, and the project gets better and highlighted every while, so, it's really promising.
Left by poker table on Sep 23, 2010 2:23 AM

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I appreciate your idea here. Definitely it has a good content. Thank you for imparting more of your own thoughts. Good job!
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# Ruby-on-Rails Capabilities in ASP.NET
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cool, could be a real alternative to ruby-on-rails!
Left by Ikariam on Mar 09, 2011 2:46 AM

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