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HREF Considered Harmful: Seaside and Rails

Giles Bowkett, Enterprise Rails Developer / Project Manager, Bitscribe

Track: Web Applications (client-side and server-side)
Date: Wednesday, July 25
Time: 11:35am - 12:20pm
Location: D133

Seaside and Rails, two cutting-edge web frameworks, share a common design assumption. HREF is the modern GOTO. Just as GOTO was considered harmful for the straitjacket it placed on flow control, HREF limits web applications to trivial structures. Both Seaside and Rails are incredible frameworks, yet each has strengths the other can never duplicate. Looking at these strengths, and the design assumptions at the base of each framework, we'll discover the direction web frameworks will take in the future.