> Doing this on paper is a hassle, but with a Ajax powered Ruby web app,
> it's fast and easy. Select a project and an employee, and a box comes up
> to enter start time and scheduled hours. Enter those, and it pops up in
> the schedule grid. Click on a box in the grid, and a form opens up to
> enter the information for that guy/project/day. Edit or delete the
> information, and the changes go out to the grid.
This sounds really keen. Two questions:
Is the representation of Rails and AJAX at
It seems amazingly straightforward to do, which always pushes my doubt
I really have no idea as I'm not a Rails user. It is really the rest of what
you want to do with the data and the rest of the DOM manipulations to get the
effects that you want that are the hard part. Throwing data back and forth
with xmlhttprequest and some supporting library is the easy part.
Is the above URL the best place to start when trying to learn how to use
AJAX with Rails?
Again, I have no idea on this. For Rails, there is a mailing list as well as
the #rubyonrails channel on freenode.net.
(I have a budget app I have been meaning to write that needs a similar
As I said, the ajax parts shouldn't be hard. Much trickier are issues like
inserting new rows into the table or keeping track of which grid element you
are editing data for so that you can make sure your updates go back to the
right places. Once you get that ironed out, though, the rest of it should
come together easily.
On Tuesday 16 August 2005 6:14 pm, Scott Ellsworth wrote: