Rapid Application Development in RunRev - My approach!
dburgun at dsl.pipex.com
Sat Mar 25 11:05:35 EST 2006
There has been an ongoing discussion about the best way to structure
a RunRev Application. I have been programming in RunRev for around 2
years now and have used a variety of different methods and over the
course of writing around 8 applications have developed a way of doing
things that speeds up the development process. I call it ISM (Inter-
My main goals were:
1. Object Reusability.
2. To reduce the time taken to create a new app based on "standard"
3. Make it easy/fast to extend existing apps.
To give an example of the benefits of using the ISM approach I have
written a case study based on a real app. I describe the steps and
code I used to to develop Version 1 and Version 2.
All I want is a fast way of developing apps in RunRev, if anyone
knows of a better way of doing it then I would happily change the way
I do things, but all the methods I've seen so far I tried and they
are not as fast as using ISM.
I (and hopefully others) would find it useful if someone that uses
a different approach could describe how they would go about doing the
same thing. But in doing this they should build Version 1 and then
Version 2, since if you knew what was going to happen in Version 2
while writing version 1 it would be easy to do the coding so as to
make Version 2 easier! In other words the app needs to "evolve"
I have posted the Version 1 and Version 2 to the list as separate
emails called "RAD - Case Study Version 1" and "RAD - Case Study
Version 1", you are on your honor to look at V1 first and then look
I have a bit more work to do on the ISM library, but once that is
complete I intend to post it to revOnline along with Version 1 and
Version 2 of the app described in the case Study.
All the Best
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