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Table of Contents
- How to install a Development Enviroment
- Using Bzr Version Control
- Tips - useful links to explore
Indentation matters (use 4 spaces instead of Tabs)
- Python v2 documentation: http://docs.python.org/ (We are currently using v2.5 or v2.6.)
- Style Guide: http://www.python.org/dev/peps/pep-0008/
- lxml (XML I/O): http://codespeak.net/lxml/tutorial.html
More details at: DeveloperGuidelinesCodeConventions
Web2Py can work at several different levels of abstraction.
The Sahana Eden framework (S3) is built on Web2Py's Auth/Crud classes in
tools.py (with some remnants of the older T2), however sometimes we need more control therefore need to drop down a level or two.
- http://web2py.com/examples/default/docs (recommend the 'New Cookbook' as well as the official book)
Recommend using the CLI to try out code snippets in the Web2Py environment (gluon, Model):
python web2py.py -S eden -M
Can execute a controller to be able to access its functions using:
- W3Schools' basic JS: http://www.w3schools.com/js/
- jQuery is used for client-side business logic (hiding fields, opening up tabs, etc):
- Tutorial 1: http://docs.jquery.com/Tutorials:How_jQuery_Works
- Tutorial 2: http://docs.jquery.com/Tutorials:Getting_Started_with_jQuery
- Main reference: http://docs.jquery.com
- We use some plugins: http://plugins.jquery.com
- & some Widgets: http://jqueryui.com
- ExtJS is used for some advanced widgets:
- S3 includes a cross-browser debug utility (only shows up when ?debug=1):
All global variables should be in the S3 namespace:
The Module Pattern should be used to protect private variables:
Browsers default to only downloading 2 files from the same origin at a time, so many files is very slow on high latency links.
We therefore consolidate into fewer, larger files when running in Production mode.
Since GIS is a specialised app which requires many files, it's JS is loaded separately when required.
The build script is
There is also a convenience wrapper for Windows to run this & also move results into their respective locations:
Need to remove the '@' from '@requires' in header of
/static/scripts/S3/jquery.form.js as we need to compress this without the main file.
Our build process is based on the one used by OpenLayers
This uses Google's Closure compiler to compress the JS. This is done using their web service, however for OpenLayers itself we need to download the jar file & place in the tools folder since this is over 1Mb:
ToDo: Investigate using other options instead:
ToDo: Investigate using LabJS to download/execute scripts asynchronously:
- Android - Developer Guidelines for the Android client