[consulting] Drupal considerd dangerous

Larry Garfield larry at garfieldtech.com
Mon Dec 25 16:03:25 UTC 2006

On Monday 25 December 2006 9:13 am, Bèr Kessels wrote:
> Op maandag 25 december 2006 13:51, schreef Karoly Negyesi:
> > The  
> > first time it might take an hour or two to add a table... but a week?  
> > Hardly.
> It can be weeks. Depending on the complexity of what you want to achieve: I
> dare you to write views _tables for flexinode withing "an hour or two"....

Flexinode, CCK, and such are edge cases.  I was able to add Views support to 
nodereview when writing it in about 3 hours, I think, and that was a year ago 
before I fully groked what Views was or why it is cool. :-)  It was 3 hours 
well-spent, however. 

However, the dependency on many contrib modules is a valid concern, and is one 
reason why I do encourage relying on Views and CCK and a few other "key" 
swiss-army-knife modules.  It's then that many fewer modules that you need to 
write/maintain/wait for an upgrade on, and that many fewer module maintainers 
you need to periodically bribe. :-)

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