Thursday, March 5th, 2009
Bob Remeika pointed us to his recent labor of love: Drails:
Introducing Dojo support for Ruby on Rails!
drails is a helper library for using Dojo alongside Rails. It provides a Dojo implementation for all of the Rails helpers that would normally generate Prototype/Scriptaculous code so now ajaxifying your Rails application with Dojo is as simple as using the built in support that Rails already provides for Ajax, effects, and drag-and-drop.
Along with this release, drails also includes support for the following:
– Generating Dojo Dijits (along with the appropriate test files)
– Generating modules (along with the appropriate test files)
– Generating a dojo build profile based on the scripts that currently reside in your application
– Rake tasks for creating a dojo build which can easily be added to a capistrano task for deployment
I wanted to say a big thank you to all that have helped, especially Jon Moeller and the Dojo Foundation, for providing great ideas and code during GSoC. The project has been a long time coming and I’m very happy to say that it’s finally at a point where it can be used.
The source and installation instructions are available on github:
Anyone using it yet?
Posted by Ben Galbraith at 6:00 am