more background here: http://groups.google.com/group/scalate/browse_thread/thread/cf79509777a6ffb7
a development time REPL for experimenting with controller/resource/DTO/model objects?
use 'meta templates' as a way of generating templates for a specific view
this could be the mechanism for creating a new template for a specific view type
see the sample application; though we need to decouple the console into a separate war