Batman Rails Demo
Using Batman.js, evaluate the following:
- Simple form CRUD
- Routing of resources - nested, with nav, pagination
- Associations - has_many, belongs_to
- Rails idiom and integration - shouldn't be an impedance mismatch
- Data binding - views change automatically when data does
- View Composition - weak, strong...just get it done
- No Framework Poison Pills - that would be bugs and things that would jeopardize a production app
- HAML/Coffeescript Friendly
- Serialization of JSON is done via Active_Model_Serializers. Currently requires a "scope" (that is, current_user-like object), hence the anemic user inclusion.
- Rails 3-style Responders don't play well with Batman validation (usually doesn't matter since you would have client side validators too), note the server-side controller implementation. Pagination also needed some changes in the controller.
- Packaging of views for prod as per Rigel Group
- Batman makes a strong bid for "Client-side Rails" in my book. It was very easy to use, no rabbit holes, easy to debug, MVC that a Rails developer would recognize.
- Delivered all the requirements above.