DevChannel Article on Rapid Application Development Tools Discusses the Mozilla Platform
Friday February 13th, 2004
So will XULMaker become a Visual Studio for creating XUL-based applications?
Mozilla is NOT a RAD dev tool by any stretch of imagination. There is nothing out there where I can define a connection to a database, drop a table onto a form and voila, I got an app. XULMaker ain't it.
Until such times when a tool like that exists, it is laughable to talk about Mozilla as a RAD tool.
#3 It's all about extensibility...
Saturday February 14th, 2004 5:10 PM
The thing about mozilla/xul/xpcom is that they are *so* easily extended that it's really only a matter of time until you will probably be able to do exactly what you describe. The entire architecture is the most intuitive and best designed (as well as the most poorly documented) I've ever used.
I agree with you that an easy to use database binding would make things friendlier, but like I said before, there's no reason why you or I could not write one and release it to the community.