Monday, March 9th, 2009

ModelAdmin: new opensource jQuery-based web-application system

Category: Showcase

Sigurd Magnusson recently told us about ModelAdmin, a just-released feature in the open source SilverStripe CMS that uses jQuery to build rich user interfaces to let every day people manage data in a web-app.

This free code will let strong PHP+JS developers build really great web interfaces to be used by non-technical people.

You write object-oriented MVC code in PHP, and a jQuery-based application, along with the database schema, automatically builds around you. (This is similar to ruby on rails, with the exception that the database schema is derived from code, rather than the code inspecting the database schema.)

One of the developers of the work, Ingo Schommer, has a 25 minute video tutorial on this

You can also checkout the slideshare and code.

The SilverStripe CMS was featured on Ajaxian 24 months ago for starting a new era in terms of CMS usability, using scriptaculous and prototype. The system is being migrated to jQuery, to give more power to developers. ModelAdmin one of the first items across the line.

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To see the otherwise heavily scriptaculous+prototype SilverStripe interface, watch this.

Posted by Dion Almaer at 5:58 am

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Looks awesome.

Comment by WillPeavy — March 9, 2009

Yeah I’m looking forward to checking this out.

Comment by harrisonpowers — March 11, 2009

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