I originally wrote this library to make it easier for php coders to collaborate with designers. I wrote a function to look for a couple of html5 data- attributes and load in the appropriate chunk of content from the server. It worked pretty well. To go along with the loader, I needed a saver very quickly to go along with it, to update content.
After that, I learned about Microsoft’s EntifyFramework CodeFirst. For those of you who are not familiar with code first, you write a bunch of plain classes, tell EntityFramework which classes are a part of your model, and then the database is automagically created and managed, with migrations and everything.
Now, I’m thinking I can do the same thing with html5 markup, generating the database strait from the forms. It just needs a little server side infrastructure and some security, and wha-la! I think we might have a good tool for some rapid app development.
We’ll see how it goes.