Rapid prototyping, good; code generating, bad

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Austin Govella explains why Rapid prototyping tools should NOT generate code:

Why would you need the prototyping tool to generate production code? Is there something about the code they would generate that would make it better than the custom code most applications require? Does the rapid prototyper’s code generator let me tell it how to generate the code, so it codes the way I need it to?

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OpenID event for developers in Berkeley

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Kaliya “Identity Woman” Hamlin writes:

Webwide distributed SSO is finally happening… Learn more from the core guys behind this emerging standard for user-centric digital identity.
August 10th 6-9 in Berkeley at 2029 University, Upstairs.
RSVP to me kaliya (at) Mac (dot) com and please pass this along to those who might be interested…
OpenID is the emerging standard for web wide distributed single sign-on. It works with OpenID enabled URLs and i-names.
The goal of the evening is not to geek out on identity but to connect with developers working on applications that require users to log in.
Find out more about what it is… how it works… how you can install it. The incentives to learn are high with the $5000 bounty for having OpenID in Open Source projects.
Presenting and answering Questions:

  • David Recordon formerly of Live Journal/Six Appart now of Verisign will be presenting a bit about the origins of OpenID but most importantly how it works… and how you install it.
  • Andy Dale from ooTao will talk a bit about i-names and how they work with OpenID2 and looking forward to what comes next after authentication – profile sharing. ooTao is also data sharing, are running ibroker services.
  • Scott Keveton from Jan Rain a development shop in Portland that has been ond of the leading instigators of OpenID. He just posted a walk through on his blog.
  • Mary Hodder CEO of Dabble will talk about the work happening around the development of itags.

If you know a developer – pass the word along.

Perhaps the vision of a universal single sign-on on the Web isn’t just a utopian pipedream after all?
(Reposted from The Power of Many.)

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Prototype JavaScript framework

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Prototype is “a JavaScript framework that aims to ease development of dynamic web applications,” sporting an “easy-to-use toolkit for class-driven development and the nicest Ajax library around.”
Ruby on Rails features integrated Prototype support, the famous script.aculo.us library is built on Prototype (but I curse Joshua Schachter for ever starting that ridi.culo.us URL trend), Rico offers Ajax components and effects built on Prototype, and so on.

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