[Tutor] Web GUI for a network management tool

Thanos Panousis pthanos at gmail.com
Fri May 11 10:13:05 CEST 2007

The application is running on a server. It does things to the network
and logs stuff in a db. My web gui will use the db to visualize the
actions of the system, change configuration and so on.

I 'm going to need some hardcore graphing functionalities. And for
that reason alone, I think jfreechart is the only thing that provides
free and decent solution, also designed with the web in mind.

So everybody seems to prefer some framework even for not complicated
(business) logic. I 'll try to go for something lightweight.


On 5/10/07, Eric Walstad <eric at ericwalstad.com> wrote:
> Hi Thanos,
> Alan Gauld wrote:
> > "Thanos Panousis" <pthanos at gmail.com> wrote
> >
> >> The time has come to write some kind of gui for it, so that graphs,
> >> visualizations and configuration options are exposed to non
> >> developers. Do you think that a web app frame work like turbogears
> >> is
> >> appropriate in my case?
> >
> > Graphs etc on web apps can be problematic, but thats true of
> > all web apps regardless of framework. You may need to hunt
> > for some graphing code to suit the framework you choose
> > - or maybe a Java applet.
> I'm not sure how complex your charts/graphs need to be.  Here's a simple
> Django solution for simple HTML Bar Charts that may give you some ideas
> for solving the problem:
> <http://www.djangosnippets.org/snippets/44/>
> and an example of what it looks like:
> <http://flickr.com/photos/postneo/405239750/in/photostream/>
> I'd be interested to hear about how you ultimately solve the problem
> when you are done.
> Best,
> Eric.
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