Hands-on RapidApp: from bootstrapping to dockerized deployment

Hands-on RapidApp: from bootstrapping to dockerized deployment

By Henry Van Styn (‎vanstyn‎) from Cincinnati.pm
Date: Tuesday, 21 June 2016 10:00
Duration: 50 minutes
Target audience: Any
Language: English
Tags: catalyst crud database dbic dbix::class docker perl plack psgi ui web

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RapidApp (www.rapi.io) is a web framework and ecosystem for rapidly developing custom applications with rich, interactive user interfaces. Unlike typical CMS style platforms which prescribe a certain structure and workflow, RapidApp is designed to aid in the development of more complex and powerful applications which don't fit that cookie-cutter approach. With RapidApp, you build on top of *your* database, not the framework's.

In this talk I'll demonstrate building a new database-driven application from scratch using RapidApp. We'll start by creating a schema, then bootstrapping and customizing an application. I'll focus on the areas which consistently produce the most questions on IRC, including:

• Lifecycle for writing and modifying database schemas
• Extending the built-in authentication and authorization systems
• Writing custom user permissions
• Hooking custom code in the backend
• Writing custom and virtualized columns
• Creating custom grid classes and other RapidApp modules

Finally, we'll look at the latest and greatest ways to quickly deploy applications using Docker containers, with newly-available RapidApp images now on Docker Hub.

All code and examples will be available on GitHub


Attended by: Robert Threet (‎RAT‎), Henry Van Styn (‎vanstyn‎), Mike Weisenborn, Michael LaGrasta, Michael South (‎msouth‎), Brad Lhotsky, Adam Engle, Brent Laabs (‎labster‎), Nathan Dyck, Stevan Little (‎stevan‎), Deven Corzine (‎deven‎), Rob Schaber, Jed Cunningham, Doug Bell (‎preaction‎), Jon Gentle (‎atrodo‎), Karsten Schiela, Karsten Schiela, Russ Brewer (‎Russ‎), Lee Johnson, Walt Mankowski (‎waltman‎), Scott Duff (‎perlpilot‎), Todd Rinaldo (‎toddr‎), Brad Oaks (‎bradoaks‎), Gonzalo Diethelm (‎gonzo‎),