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Spiking RavenDB Management Studio: Design decisions

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We got a lot of compliments in RavenDB over our management UI, which is only fair, we invested a lot of time and money in it. We also got a fair amount of bug reports about it. That is fair, as well, it has got its problems. The major one among them is that what I thought we wanted and what we actually need are two very different things. I wanted something that could do a lot, would be very dynamic, support extensions and plugins, do… you get the idea. In practice, we never use any of those things, and
supporting them cost us a lot in terms of complexity and performance. So I decided to spike a complete reboot of the RavenDB Management Studio UI. The goals are to create an architecture with the following properties: Stupid, stupid, stupid! I don’t do UI very well, so the architecture should be there to support me (and others) when we want to modify / play with things. Blind monkey should be able to contribute code! Big Refresh button on the screen that would refresh everything on the screen. No caching of views (currently a big problems for us)...(Read whole news on source site)

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