As I see it. It is the same concept as a list of fields and types from which the integrator can loop. Other CMSes also do, like: Tiki Wiki called trackers Expression Engine called Loops Drupal (bla bla bla) //... Not a bad idea when you want a solution where you are establishing businesses rules without hiring a software architect. My feeling about it. It suits most people needs. It just do not scale. <Experience> My former company extended a conference management made that way in tiki. They were living with it for at least 6 years managing 2 conferences. Every year improving bits and pieces. The third year working with them. We built the application from scratch. Because we reached limits of recursion with Smarty (tiki uses it). Not to forget that every period of the conference we had to swith their site to a dedicated virtual machine amd crank up the RAM+CPU. </Experience> -- Renoir Boulanger http://renoirboulanger.com/ (envoyé de mon téléphone) ~ On 2012-09-13, at 10:42, "Nadeem Hosenbokus" <nadeem at nadeemh.com> wrote: > Ok - I see. You're braver than I am. I remember trying out Joomla and Drupal > a few years ago. > > I found it stressful to produce what I wanted to in a clean way. Everything > I did felt like a hack or a trick. > > Nadeem Hosenbokus > (230) 766 9169 > www.nadeemh.com > > > > > -----Original Message----- > From: thelist-bounces at lists.evolt.org > [mailto:thelist-bounces at lists.evolt.org] On Behalf Of Bob Meetin > Sent: 13 September 2012 17:56 > To: thelist at lists.evolt.org > Subject: Re: [thelist] searching and JSON > > On 09/13/2012 02:48 AM, Nadeem Hosenbokus wrote: >> I'm curious now - what exactly is the application/site? How did you end up >> with JSON data in your database without other columns to flag whatever >> parameters you need to search by? Wouldn't the JSON in the table be just > for >> retrieval? >> > I work primarily with Joomla. One of its more popular extensions is K2, an > advanced content managing system. It offers extraordinary versatility in > storing data, the ability to add customized extra fields for storing > specific data types, for data entry. > > With that comes display but in a very regular, tightly controlled format. > Therein lay the problem. To create a custom page view you need to create the > queries and markup. It's been a good little learning experience. I'm still > learning the versatility of K2, so not sure of the answers to your > questions. > -- > > * * Please support the community that supports you. * * > http://evolt.org/help_support_evolt/ > > For unsubscribe and other options, including the Tip Harvester > and archives of thelist go to: http://lists.evolt.org > Workers of the Web, evolt ! > > -- > > * * Please support the community that supports you. * * > http://evolt.org/help_support_evolt/ > > For unsubscribe and other options, including the Tip Harvester > and archives of thelist go to: http://lists.evolt.org > Workers of the Web, evolt !