Interesting. I just finished a long IM chat with my buddy Greg and he pointed me towards EZT as a templating library. He wrote and, well, $geek_fu is no stronger than Greg’s. He and I tossed it around for a while and, without having coded with it, it feels very, very similar to my beloved SmartTemplate from SmartPhp. Every web page I’ve written for 3 years now has relied on SmartTemplate so finding an analog on Python increases my happy quotient dramatically.
We also shot the breeze on OR mappers and object dbs and that was interesting. Good to know that I’m not the only one who thinks the way I do. Its what I call me “Codd and Date” manifesto:
Data shall be stored in tables. Period. As Codd and Date handed it down from the heavens so shall it be.
Wikipedia on Codd and Date (well Codd at least)
I could also describe this in a way familiar to any Highlander freak:
There shall be only Tables.
Good stuff. Thanks Greg!
This weekend I found myself in Pittsburg airport and I had the odd inclination to fire up my browser and research Ajax libraries (astonishing what open, free Wifi enables isn’t it). And these are what I found:
PHP Libraries for Ajax Work
- Sajax (also supports other languages)
- Blog Post about Najax (which is now Xoad)
- More Sajax Examples
- Round up Blog Post of Different PHP Libraries
- The Ever Wonderful, Always Quotable Terry Chay on this Stuff (note to self; hire him for Feedster someday; Terry we have a slot open for you anytime you’re ready!)
- PHP Magazine on Ajax
- Joe Stump on eNotes
- Round up Article on PHP and Ajax
- Henri Bergius Set of Links on PHP and Ajax
- Drupal Implements Ajax Based License Chooser
- And, the obligatory WordPress Ajax Based Same thing
- Prototype (via my buddy Mike)
- Script.tac.ulous (which I likely spelled wrong and is really Ruby but is still cool)
- Web Break Stuff (absolutely beautiful work)