New DRYML getting closer

Posted by Tom on 2007-06-15

If you’re wondering why things have been a bit quiet around here of late, it’s because we’ve been taking a pretty hard look at where we’ve got so far with DRYML, and figuring out where exactly we want to be.

We really wanted to raise our game and make DRYML even simpler and more elegant than it is already. The good news is, things are starting to come into focus.

During this process we’ve considered a lot of out-there ideas, and have even considered a complete re-write with an entirely new approach. Fortunately, and as so often seems to be the case, the journey has taken us full circle, and we’ve ended up pretty close to where DRYML is right now. It’s just we now have a much better understanding of why it works so well :-). All we really need is a bit of polish here and there and a couple of tweaks.

Just today James and I have had a great day nailing all this down, and it looks like we’re ready to start implementing the new features. We’re really excited about this new stuff and are really looking forward to getting it ready for you all to start hacking with.

I’m afraid your existing DRYML pages won’t work with the new syntax, but the overall semantics is hardly changed so it should be a no-brainer to port everything over. It will be well worth it!