New Web Framework?
Gunnar Gissel Sep 10
I've been working on a web framework, but before I go any further, I thought I should check to see if anyone else is interested in the type of framework I'm building.
Web developers build all kinds of things, but one of the most common things they build are forms. Order forms. Email signup forms. Business process forms. Forms to enter data from a fax. All kinds of forms.
These kind of webapps usually have some html, a custom webservice, some middleware to do business/database stuff and a database.
I know I get tired of writing the webservice and the middleware boiler plate again and again. The forms change a little, and you need to either write a fresh webservice and fresh data access objects, or make your existing webservices even smarter.
What if there was a tool that could inspect your html pages and generate a backend for you?
I think something could inspect a form, make sensible default table and column names and web services to populate them. Done right, the tool could make something that would require very little manual tweaking. I think a tool like this would let web developers put time into what they care about (delivery quality products and making money) as well as what the customers care about (having good looking web page that do what they want).
Would anyone else be interested in a tool like this?