#1 2014-06-03 14:42:36

Junior/RO
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Webix & mORMot: a great combination

I'm trying Webix, a new UI javascript framework. The syntax is very familiar for a Delphi programmer. It's like editing a .DFM file.

Work great with rest servers. I'm doing some good things with Webix. Will post some code latter.

http://webix.com/

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#2 2014-06-04 03:47:16

edwinsn
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Re: Webix & mORMot: a great combination

Apart from the price, from the demo it seems quite good.

An alternative is http://jeasyui.com/index.php


Delphi XE4 Pro on Windows 7 64bit.
Lazarus trunk built with fpcupdelux on Windows with cross-compile for Linux 64bit.

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#3 2014-06-04 07:23:50

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Re: Webix & mORMot: a great combination

Yes, webix is great to define some screens with minimal code and quick learning curve.
But price is a bit high for commercial applications.

For bigger applications, perhaps https://angularjs.org sounds to me like a better option.
Its MVC clean layout, with dedicated modules for each part of the UI, sounds a bit more complicated, but more powerful and scaling.
The main benefit of AngularJS is IMHO its test-driven abilities.
And AFAIK it is free to use.

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#4 2014-06-04 07:36:18

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Re: Webix & mORMot: a great combination

ab, angularJS itself doesn't provide styling abilities, in order to make your web app look good, you'll still have to use a UI library (including any of the above mentioned), or you code the style yourself.

Anyways, angularJS is the only popular web front end framework that I know and think a Delphi or a .Net developer might feel familiar.


Delphi XE4 Pro on Windows 7 64bit.
Lazarus trunk built with fpcupdelux on Windows with cross-compile for Linux 64bit.

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#5 2014-06-04 07:39:58

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Re: Webix & mORMot: a great combination

Yes, Angular relies on external CSS for the styles.
This is why Angular + BootStrap for instance is very common.... and efficient.
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#6 2014-06-04 08:05:48

edwinsn
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Re: Webix & mORMot: a great combination

A side note - you must realized that many people use html as the front end when using mormot, and the more much benefit of mORMot if it can build web app server for Linux smile


Delphi XE4 Pro on Windows 7 64bit.
Lazarus trunk built with fpcupdelux on Windows with cross-compile for Linux 64bit.

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