This work fed into a new project I kept going on the side, called The Rapid Platform, where I later would up-convert these first-generation components into a re-usable UI library for WordPress – Rapid UI. It also includes Rapid Settings, which is a simple framework for quickly building entire admin pages in the backend, automatically generating the database options, forms and page sections based on a simple text file you define.
With a small bit of text you could define a fully functional admin page:
…which becomes an admin page in the backend, ready to use:
It never took off. Only a few people seemed interested at the time and I wasn’t receiving much feedback, so I put it on the back-burner. Eventually I’ll revive it again, though I’m not sure when.