[Laszlo-dev] Re: For your review: Laszlo Database API spec
don at loraxis.com
Fri Oct 21 10:16:04 PDT 2005
Max, I've posted an initial response on my website.
I'll put some more thought into it over the weekend and post some more next
The basics are that I think the spec goes a little too far, and does some
non-RESTful types of things.
A companion project to Laszlo which does this part :
can automatically sync with
> the back-end.
Would be a very useful tool, but it should be more standards (REST)
compliant and require smaller changes to Laszlo itself. This custom XML
protocol is a bad idea, IMO, but being more REST compliant is a great one.
Having a small REST server which can sync to a back-end database is a great
project, just not something Laszlo should be tightly coupled with, IMO. Rife
and Rails can do those things without too much difficulty, and we need to
keep in mind that Laszlo should work with any REST service and endeavor to
be as easy as possible to integrate with them. Having a homegrown XML/ REST
protocol just for Laszlo goes in the wrong direction, I think.
What you are proposing is not easy, and I'd rather suggest that someone take
the time to build some Rails components for REST which Laszlo could
consume... which is likely being done by someone right now. Getting Rails to
speak XML / REST is much easier (and better) than doing something from
scratch using PHP or similar.
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