Wednesday, August 25th UPDATE: The extraction is underway, and I have to write some generators to have some stuff make sense outside the scope of a real application.
I'm going to have a good article on the stomepath modeling methodology shortly. It is written, it just needs diagrams and an editor's touch.
Sunday, August 9th UPDATE: Sorry for the delay. I just gave this talk again at eRubyCon.
Some of these stateful workflow ideas are being used in a project for the DC Public School System, but the data store there is unconventional (a QuickBase database online), so the work being done on StonePath has taken a back seat. I expect this project to be live again shortly, starting simply with some wiki entries explaining the same concepts that I outline in the presentation (including WorkItem, Ownership, Assignment, Task, Permissions, and organizational modeling with groups and roles).
This is a Stateful Workflow gem that is currently being pulled out of a real-world client project. I'm creating the repository before RailsConf 2009 so interested people that attend my talk can watch and contribute.
I'm also asking you to keep me honest - this extraction is real, but is likely to take a back seat to real billable client time. If I know there is interest (that is, if I see followers and if they nag me), this project is likely to get time over others.
gem install bokmann-stonepath
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