Hi Folks !
While I was watching Matzew's screencast about using the AeroGear iOS
Template (which bootstrap/help to create a new iOS project) I was thinking
about pushing the concept even further.
Wouldn't it be nice to be able to scaffold a complete CRUD Native iOS app ?
And of course by using the bullets we already have : Forge.
The idea would be to have the same stuff as the HTML5 Scaffolding
plugin/addon but instead of generating JS and html files we generate *.h
and *.m files (and of course a complete iOS app structure). The general
workflow would stay the same : create a JEE project, generate entities,
generate REST endpoints and scaffold the client.
So basically all we would have to do is to write those templates (+ some
code to write to the correct location / create the skeleton).
I will be glad to start on this but I would need some help from the iOS
gurus for one thing : having a clean iOS CRUD App from which I could
reverse engineer/extract the templates. This app, while staying simple,
should contain all the possible use cases : String, numbers, boolean, Date
but also some relation between entities (1-to-1, 1-to-many) :
I started with this simple idea :
name : String
hasMany : Player
hasMany: Tournamenent // many-to-many
name : String
hasOne : Team
price : number
The gist is here https://gist.github.com/sebastienblanc/9074932
So, if anyone would like to create this app, I could start from there with
a first draft. I will also try on my side but my objective-c skills are not
really good enough right now ;)
I think that could be a very cool feature.
A last very important remark : you can reread this message and replace iOS
with Android because once we got it shaped for iOS we could do exactly the
same for Android.