[svlug] web 2, ajax, gwt dev tools for Linux

Rick Moen rick at linuxmafia.com
Thu Jun 29 09:40:52 PDT 2006

Quoting Ivan Sergio Borgonovo (mail at webthatworks.it):

> I'm personally aware of:
> http://linuxmafia.com/faq/Essays/winolj.html
> and I agree for the most part.

That guy?  What a loser.  I'll bet he doesn't even use MeetUp.  ;->

> Nevertheless I'd like to get a taste of how to build web rich clients
> using Linux development tools.  The focus is on RAD or rather rapid
> interface development.

Well, doing RAD development of Web-oriented rich clients doesn't
_necessarily_ mean you're outsourcing your data and processing.  You
might operate both ends, after all -- or participate in a peer-type
architecture of some sort.

> At the beginning I'd like to obtain faster response from the
> application using JavaScript to cache some data coming from a DB and
> have a couple of widget more (mainly trees) but missing a crystal ball
> I'd prefer to trade a more steepy learning curve for a more flexible
> tool.
> Of course I'd like to avoid to get trapped in any non Free development
> technology.

Well, when someone says "database", "rapid applicaiton development", and
"JavaScript", I naturally think first about Ruby on Rails, but I'm
possibly a bit biased in that area.  Something intriguing I recently saw
mentioned:  http://distrowatch.com/weekly.php?issue=20060626#waiting

    Rails Live CD. Rails Live CD is a live CD distribution based on
    PCLinuxOS and featuring the Ruby on Rails development environment.


May or may not be your cuppa, but it might be fun to try out.

Rick Moen                   Clamo, clamatis, omnes clamamus pro glace lactis.
rick at linuxmafia.com

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