Reblocks is the fork of the Weblocks web frameworks written by Slava Akhmechet and maintained by Scott L. Burson and Olexiy Zamkoviy.
Some time ago I (Alexander Artemenko) found this old Weblocks and liked its idea of building web application out of widgets. But framework's code was complex and hard to change. Thus I decided to refactor it into a smaller core plus separate libraries implementing more advanced features.
A few years this refactored code lived in the repository https://github.com/40ants/weblocks and
it was possible to install it from Ultralisp only. I didn't publish it
to Quicklisp to not break sites using old version of the Weblocks. But at January 2022
I decided to rename
ASDF system into the "reblocks" to make it installable from
the Quicklisp under this name.
Core Features of Reblocks
Application pages are built from "widgets".
All business logic could be implemented in Common Lisp in server-side.
Framework's code is separated by functionality into a separate packages.
Project now has a hyperlinked documentation with code snippets and embedded interactive demos.
API is still under active development. All significant changes are
described in the
ChangeLog. You can add ChangeLog page
RSS reader to be notified on new releases.
These features are present in the oldshool Weblocks version but were removed
from the core of the Reblocks. Some of them might be implemented as a separate
Continuation based dialogs
You can read about these tools in the
Removed Features section.
To learn, how to use Reblocks to build a simple single-page application, proceed to the
To learn how a real-world application can be built, inspect Ultralisp's code:
You can get support in our Gitter Chat: