Jifty the Jilted framework
I was reading about Jifty - an interesting new Perl based web framework. One author had this to say about the origins of Jifty:
Seaside is a somewhat heretical web framework. They generate their HTML. They don't embrace meaningful URLs. They use Smalltalk, of all things.
Of course, by making these crazy choices, they get insane amounts of power. When we were building Jifty, we stole liberally from everything that had good ideas. We dragged Rails down a dark alley and rifled through its pockets. We grabbed Catalyst's wallet.
But really, Seaside's killer features like Continuations and Halos...just stopped me in my tracks. Once we got them into our grubby little perlish hands, I realized: This is the way development is supposed to be.
Posts on other blogs confirm that I'm not the only impressed developer out there. I find it incredibly interesting though, since the approach is nearly identical to the one I took in the Optus internal framework I discussed a few entries ago. It's a real shame that I never spent the time to clean that up for public release since the employer had ok'd releasing it as open source in principle.
11:23 PM, 19 Jun 2006 by Mark Aufflick Permalink
I'm glad to hear that folks have been looking at Jifty. We've been really happy with how things have been working out, but I've sometimes been worried that nobody but Avi had ever done this before. "What if he's _wrong_?" "This is so much better than what everyone else is doing! I must be missing something" It'd be worth publishing your stuff, even if it's not polished enough for production use. It's always useful to see what other folks have been up to. Jesse (email@example.com)
by Unregistered Visitor on 06/20/06