I just watched Rob’s YouTube videos on Redwood and I am super stoked on the direction that it is heading! There are a couple of things I would personally love to see!
In the videos, it talks about using Heroku () for the DB. Since they go from free to holy-crap on their DB prices real quick…that scares me to even play around with. I’d feel exponentially more comfortable with that if the DB was accessed only when the site is built or during the other C~R~UD operations. Alternatively, I think there could be a decent benefit to spend some time building the “One Click” installs at VPC providers like Vultr, Digital Ocean, etc.
When I was building a lot of sites in ASP.NET MVC they provided a template, but you could easily provide your own T4 template. This was awesome when you were working on a site that you knew you’d be using the generators a lot for! You spend some time up front and then the generator generates an output that is what you want to end up with!
The generator customization isn’t a blocker for me personally, but I really would like to see some form of static asset generation before I go about building something that might see some real traffic!