Revolution and the Web, focus on IDE Add-ons

Dan Shafer dan at shafermedia.com
Fri Dec 8 01:09:12 EST 2006


Andre, happy to do what I can on the JS side of things.

Dan

On 12/7/06, Todd Geist <tg_lists at geistinteractive.com> wrote:
>
> Andre,
>
> It sounds good to me.  I would like to help in any way that I can,
> but my Rev skills are fairly weak.  At the very least I can be a
> stupid user tester :>)
>
> Todd
>
>
>
> On Dec 6, 2006, at 2:35 PM, Andre Garzia wrote:
>
> > Hello folks,
> >
> > I've seen my little topic grew to the point of not being related to
> > the thing I had in mind anymore. People here talking about morfik
> > and about engine changes, I want again to try to focus on what can
> > be done now by a group of volunteers by using nothing but
> > revolution ide add-ons... no externals, no engine changes, no third
> > party technologies (except maybe xsltproc which is standard on unix
> > machines).
> >
> > Let us try to focus on a tool that picks a given stack, process it
> > and exposes user selected methods as a RPC endpoint. The RPC system
> > should be simple enough so that we can implement the other side of
> > it in javascript. This alone will greatly help what we're doing.
> > We're babies on web development, let us take baby steps.
> >
> > Objective of this first phase:
> >
> > * Create a Remote Procedure Call system that is able to expose
> > revolution handlers or functions as something accesible by a
> > networked client. Implement this as a selfcontained library, no
> > magic stuff, just plain code. (possibly REST inspired)
> > * Create a plugin thing to help with the RPC code, maybe allowing
> > you to select methods on the topstack to be exposed and thus having
> > the tool write the stubs for it.
> > * Create the javascript library to access that RPC system.
> > * Create a tool that writes glue code to match revolution exposed
> > methods to javascript methods thus hiding the RPC side from the
> > developer.
> >
> > I think those are reasonable objectives for a first experiment,
> > what people here think?
> >
> > Cheers
> > andre
>
> --
>
> Todd Geist
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