[development] Extend database abstraction layer, to include table creation.

Dries Buytaert dries.buytaert at gmail.com
Sat May 13 22:40:49 UTC 2006

>> This is somewhat problematic as we need more people that are good  
>> Drupal developers.  There is such a
> We recently got some very nice additions to our developer crowd.

At any point in time, we had a nice addition of developers.  That  
doesn't mean there is enough talent available.

>> strong demand for good Drupal developers, yet which each new  
>> version, we add more barriers as a side effect of making Drupal  
>> more powerful.
> I think this is only a matter of perception. You (as I was) aren't  
> yet fully comfy with the new forms API and thus think that  
> everybody will find it more difficult. For people who are new to  
> it, they will just read the (excellent!) docs and should be able to  
> make the usual forms within a few minutes.

It's not just a matter of perception.  At least a dozen people told  
me they got flabbergasted by the new forms API.

>> The web is built by millions of individuals, many of which are  
>> amateurs. They continuously update, tweak and rebuild their  
>> websites.  We want Drupal to remain accessible for them.
> Do we? I certainly want them to be able to use Drupal but I'd  
> appreciate if they'd keep their hands out of the code if they  
> aren't programmers. This only makes for nasty support cases.

Funny.  You just mentioned you didn't know any PHP or MySQL when you  
started using Drupal ...

Dries Buytaert  ::  http://www.buytaert.net/

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