I'm new to SPEAK and would like to develop an application for my current project, which is in Sitecore 8.2.
I did go through the SPEAK developers cookbook for 7.2 and some other examples available online, but they all are similar and talk about displaying lists of Sitecore items.
My requirement is to have pages which will be used by content authors or administrators, for example:
- Show a list of all Sitecore users and have the search functionality to search by name or domain.
- Show a list of all orders with pagination, search, edit etc. The orders here are not Sitecore items. They are maintained in another non-sitecore database.
- A page to allow creation of fake items under a parent
I have already developed these pages using custom controller renderings (which use Ajax calls to save/retrieve data). The page items are now in the master Db (of-course set to never publish), and are working fine.
As you can see, the content for some tasks is NOT from Sitecore items. I would now like to have these pages as SPEAK apps, mainly to be in-line with the CMS design, look & feel.
Because, after going through the material, I feel it is easier & quicker for me to write code and develop such apps, instead of all the configurations to be made for SPEAK.
Can anyone please point me with any examples that suggest how to develop SPEAK apps in the regular Controller rendering approach.