[Grok-dev] libraries to use with Grok
faassen at startifact.com
Tue Nov 17 02:07:36 EST 2009
Steve Schmechel made the suggestion that we should have a clear page in
our documentation that lists libraries that are useful to use with Grok.
Preferably we document how they are used with Grok, but just a link to
the library and its documentation would be useful already to newcomers.
It also helps us to create a good list of candidates of libraries that
we may want to include in Grok itself eventually.
So, I'll kick off with a listsof libraries that I use. Off the top of my
head. Many of them I've created myself or helped create, so it's a bit
self-serving perhaps. :)
hurry.yui, hurry.jquery, hurry.tinymce
Integrates SQLAlchemy with the Zope component architecture. Builds on
zope.sqlalchemy for transaction integration.
A way to create SQLAlchemy-based applications with Grok. Builds on
Routing for Grok (as opposed to traversal)
z3c.relationfield and z3c.relationfieldui
Schema fields that are indexed in a relation catalog (using zc.relation)
Convert schema-defined objects to XML and back again.
For all my XML processing needs.
Generate tables. I don't use this much anymore, as I've moved to more
the past. (note that it depends on zc.resourcelibrary which conflicts
with hurry.resource, you can trick your away around it..)
Read and write Excel spreadsheets.
A workflow system
A file upload widget that allows the form to be reloaded if there are
validation errors and the file is still there.
An easier way to compose catalog queries.
Store a File object using the ZODB blob storage.
Then there are of course many of the libraries in the ZTK, that are
directly included by Grok. We should make a list of those ZTK apis we
find ourselves using in our application (to pull into Grok or just
document), but that's a separate project.
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