2010-10-01

The web2py ide

The web2py ide is Firefox. Or Chrome, or Opera, or Safari (or Internet Explorer).

Just create a good old frameset and you can have split view between models and controller, documentation and even a preview running in one browser tab. Running the browser in full screen and the built in code editors in "full screen" (which fills the whole assigned frame), this turned out to work really well.

Example frameset:

<!DOCTYPE HTML PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.01//EN"
"http://www.w3.org/TR/html4/strict.dtd">
<html lang="en">
<head>
<title>web2py ide - 0.1 beta :)</title>
</head>
<FRAMESET ROWS="75%, *" COLS="*, 40%">
<FRAME SRC="http://127.0.0.1:8000/admin/default/peek/yourapp/models/db.py">
<FRAME SRC="http://127.0.0.1:8000/admin/default/design/yourapp">
<FRAME SRC="http://127.0.0.1:8000/yourapp/default/index">
<FRAME SRC="http://127.0.0.1:8000/yourapp/appadmin/index">
</FRAMESET>
</html>

Can you see some quick improvements? Post them in the comments!

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