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Helma NG Wishlist

Here you can put all your whishes for Helma NG!

Integration of JSLint

Include JSLint in Helma NG and disable it as default. The developers who want to have really good code can switch on and configure the options of JSLint in app.properties and get the JSLint error messages in the event-log. // anton

database.js module

Add a database.js module. Just moving the existing one doesn't work, because it depends on helma 1.x // matthias

More flexible ORM

Flexible filtering and sorting of collections. Extended prototypes mapped to different tables. Some mechanism to check if the underlying database has changed (directly or through another app) and to update affected collections. // walter

Testing Framework

derived from jala lib? hannes took some first steps in this direction. matthias
already working on it // robert

Documentation Library

i'm currently using jsdoc toolkit. http://code.google.com/p/jsdoc-toolkit/
version 2.0 had been just released. matthias

Fix and document the existing modules

currently some helma 1.x modules were ported. but not all are tested and documented with helma-ng. hannes came up with the question, whether we should rename / rearange them (helma/core/...) and which modules should be included by default. matthias +1 from me! /hannes

Remove JSAdapter magic from module scopes

Currently module scopes automatically check for functions __get__, __put__, etc and do the JSAdapter thing if they find them. I think this is confusing, as people start expecting the same behaviour in other places, it makes public/private module parts harder to implement, and it can really easily be done by just adding a JSAdapter to a module. /hannes
+1 /matthias

Add explicit web dispatching

Currently helma.simpleweb uses implicit web path resolution via JavaScript properties. Well, already people are starting to ask how to trick their non-JS model domain to make this work with the URLs they want. I think we should just go with some regular expression -> method URL dispatching/registry scheme like virtually every other web framework these days. /hannes
+1 // robert.thurnher
-> see sandbox/aida/modules/aida/routing.js

Module repository

Provide some sort of automated repository for modules. For instance like the one for Wordpress: http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/about/ // walter
i would see this later in the roadmap /matthias

browser based code editor a la AppJet

Comet/Java NIO support

Rhino "sandboxing"

Ability to import AppJet libs as Helma modules

Dynamic tag libraries