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Proposal: POG 3.0 object model

written 3750 days ago

There are some exciting changes in the works for the POG 3.0 object model. We know that our original manifesto has been (and still is) POG is a code generator, not a framework. However, to put the new model into context, we cannot avoid but talk about how we think POG objects will be used in the context of a web application and therefore, what follows may sound a litte bit frame-worky. So we apologize in advance about that.

We believe this is the simplest and most traditional way POG objects are used in a project.

<a project>
- <generated pog objects>
- <generated setup app>
- <objects that extend pog objects (optional)>
Developers who then wanted to customize the generated code could either:
  1. Manually edit the POG objects by hand
  2. Create objects that extend the generated objects and put their custom logic/rules in the extended objects.

Note: we personally have been using #2 up to this point.

The “edge” that this model has over other dynamic ORM frameworks is that since the code is generated, it is:

As a last note, we’d like to thank all current POG “hardcore” developers who have been giving us great feedback in our forum, in particular, Andy Law, whose ideas kind-of inspired this new model for 3.0. Thanks Andy!


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