Update: yes, those are questions interspersed in the article… please answer in the comments!
One of the main things I missed from Play 1.x is the CRUD Module. After reading posts on the forum about that one or more are in the works, I decided to check them out today.
I found a few projects — all which have key differences:
- play2-crud from njin “A flexible Play framework 2.1 crud module.” - https://github.com/njin-fr/play2-crud
- play2-crud from Hakan Dilek: “simple CRUD & DAO implementation for play2 ” - https://github.com/hakandilek/play2-crud
- play-scalagen “This module can be used to generate Scala code. It can generate JPAbased models, CRUD and associated test cases.” - https://github.com/asinghal/Play-ScalaGen
- play2-crud-module “a CRUD module for play framework 2″- https://github.com/KimStebel/play2-crud-module
Am I missing any projects? Let me know in the comments…
Right now I like how easy it is to get fully automatic CRUD Screens using “play2-crud” from njin, but I wish that I was able to build on that more like in the CRUD Module from Play 1.x.
The other “play2-crud” from Hakan Dilek on the other hand has a good basis for writing your own CRUD screens and DAOs, but for a quick start it requires too much coding.
Which of these — from a generic perspective — is the best? Why? Let me know in the comments…
My wish list:
- Parameterizeable (is that a word) Templates/Tags for the various screens (Search Form, List, Edit, View) which default to the standard view, but where you can specify which fields or columns to show. These could be included in existing templates.
- Bootstrap integration with the ability to use the projects Bootstrap / Theme for the automatic screens, as well as turn on/off Bootstrap.
- Tools for “reverse database generation” of Beans (Ebeans, JPA, etc.)
- Optional JSON interfaces, with Swagger
- Optional Security with ?? and Deadbolt
What features do you want? Let me know in the comments…
Maybe it is time to join forces and work on CRUD module that many would find useful and use.If you have read this far, you may as well follow me on Twitter: