RPoint is a domain specific language (DSL) for SharePoint scripting and automation. RPoint is built on IronRuby so scripts are written in Ruby but can leverage the SharePoint object model.
RPoint is designed to allow scripts such as the following:
at "http://myserver" do # create a web with two lists create_web "Web One", TeamSite do create_list "List One", DocumentLibrary create_list "List Two", Announcements end # create several similar webs using names in an array ["Another", "Web", "Here"].each do |web| create_web web, BlankSite end # create a deep site structure create_web "Parent", BlankSite do create_web "Child 1", BlankSite do create_web "Child 1.1", BlankSite end create_web "Child 2", BlankSite do create_web "Child 2.1", BlankSite do create_web "Child 2.1.1", BlankSite end end end end
When complete, RPoint should allow for the following:
- Write scripts to quickly build out a site structure including lists, web parts, pages, etc.
- Create Rails-like migrations which apply changes to existing sites
- Create site, list, and view definitions which can easily be applied directly or converted to site and list definitions