Re: Naked Objects - Automatic Web UIs for blind programmers

  • From: Jacques Bosch <jfbosch@xxxxxxxxx>
  • To: programmingblind@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Thu, 2 Dec 2010 14:28:09 +0200

Not yet. By Fruit Basket I assume you just mean a little demo app.
I will still probably do this at some future point, but I'm maxed out
at the moment.

On Thu, Dec 2, 2010 at 2:21 PM, Ken Perry <whistler@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> Did you try making a fruit baksket with this>?   If you haven't will you?
> ken
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> Subject: Naked Objects - Automatic Web UIs for blind programmers
> Hi all.
> While investigating tools for really rapid application development
> (RAD) I came across this most interesting framework called Naked
> Objects MVC.
> Rather than retyping what it does, here is the 3 line description from the
> site:
> "Naked Objects MVC combines the power of the naked objects pattern
> with Microsoft's ASP.NET MVC 2 framework.
> Now you can take a POCO domain object model and turn it into a
> fully-functional web application in minutes, without writing a single
> line of user interface code.
> You can then customise the generic user interface by adding custom
> style sheets, custom views and custom controllers, following standard
> ASP.NET patterns."
> The URL is
> Since the UI is dynamically generated from the domain model (classes)
> a blind developer could write an entire system, or a vast majority of
> it in C# and not have to worry about creating a UI. I think this is
> pretty powerful stuff, even for sighted developers. Note, it does not
> generate a UI to static files, like some other tools do, it in stead
> dynamically generates the UI at runtime. It therefore reeds to be
> installed on the server hosting the MVC web application.
> A developer license costs $399, but there is a fully functional
> evaluation version that can be used as long as you want. Only when
> taking it into production would you have to buy a license.
> This technology has also been matured over quite a few years and has
> been proven in production.
> Although I have not yet used Naked Objects myself, the guy behind
> Naked Objects, Richard Pawson, has been extremely helpful in answering
> my questions.
> Currently it does not support AJAX, but seems like they have plans to
> completely AJAXify the dynamic UI in the next year to make it more
> performant and snappy for internet based applications.
> You can also checkout the forums:
> It requires Visual Studio 2010 (or 2010 Express) and .Net framework 4.0.
> Anyway, I just thought this would be of particular interest to this list.
> Have fun.
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