Kevin Dangoor, the creator of TurboGears, announced this morning the release of a best-of-breed plugin to the TurboGears framework. He estimates that this plugin will satisfy 80% of enterprise application needs. Honestly, I think his estimates are a bit high. I would put an estimate at somewhere more like 70%. The plugin is called TurboBOB, and in true TurboGears fashion, a screencast is available. BOB stands for “best of breed”, which is definitely inline with the TurboGears philosophy.
I was quite impressed by the functionality Kevin demoed in the screencast. The application looks about 90% complete, so this isn’t vaporware. And given the functionality presented, this isn’t some dog and pony show, either. This is a ready-to-use web 2.0 plugin with an unbelievable feature set. It also has an impressive emphasis on clustering. Amazing work. Ruby on Rails has nothing on TurboBOB.