Perch’s Template-Driven Modeling

This was sent in Issue #44 of Squirrel Notes on April 6, 2020.

For reasons I don’t quite remember, I watched this video on Perch templating. I mentioned Perch in my book as the cheapest commercial CMS on the market (it’s $69, one-time).

Watch at 2:00 when the developer inserts template tags. You can see that the template tags themselves seem to be a form of model configuration.

Then, at 7:20, look at the edit form. Now, I don’t claim to know everything about Perch, but it looks to me that it configured the model (or at least the editor) by parsing the template.

That’s a neat trick.

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