[Chicago] Template Document

Ross Heflin heflin.rosst at gmail.com
Tue Nov 2 18:17:14 CET 2010


my 2c:
pick a templating engine.  I've heard of Genshi, Mako, and there's always
Django if you don't mind depending on it.  Pick the one who's philosophy
matches what you want to do & has enough flexibility to keep up w/ what your
boss(es) will want in the future.
On Nov 2, 2010 12:10 PM, "Samir Faci" <samir at esamir.com> wrote:
> I. Rant
>
> Okay.. so.. my work is currently driving me a bit crazy with reports...
>
> daily, weekly, monthly.... and starting to feel like I should have a
> staring role with Office Space (well, there is a Samir in that movie
> ).
>
> So.. I started a minor little pet project to encourage my laziness in
> not keeping track of my time.
>
> I basically setup an identi.ca server, and I tweet what I'm working
> on... and it generates a report saying
>
> yesterday:
> * task 1
> * task 2
>
> Today:
> * task 1
> * task 2
>
>
> which is all working fine. Right now, I want to build a bit more
> intelligence into it, and I was looking for some suggestions.
>
> 1. Question 1
>
> I don't want to statically define what the report should look like, so
> I was looking for some form of already existing (ideally) or simple
> too that would allow a user to define a document template
>
> and have it define where certain data goes.....
>
> I could probably write a very simple one on my own.. just wondering if
> there was any pre-existing technology / standard that I should look
> at.
>
> ie:
>
> <<Date>>
> * <Task> <Delta>
> * <Task> <Delta>
>
> or...
> <Date>, <Project>, <Task>
>
> allowing the user to format his report anyway he wants without having
> to touch the code....
>
> Okay.. so did that make sense? Let me know if I need to clarify
> something... concept is still somewhat vague... but essentially I want
> to build a tool to not have to deal with TPS reprots anymore.
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