[ubuntu-uk] (Slightly OT) Standalone databases

Bob Giles thecorfiot at gmail.com
Thu Oct 20 09:30:52 UTC 2011

On 20/10/11 11:39, Alan Lord (News) wrote:
> On 20/10/11 09:23, Avi Greenbury wrote:
>> In any case, if the users will have internet access or similar,  the
>> easiest way to do it (and probably the only way to get guaranteed
>> cross-platform) is to use a web interface and host it somewhere they
>> can all get at.
> This was my thought too.
> Joomla! has a brilliant extension available called Fabrik which is 
> essentially a database & form design tool that allows the user to 
> build custom storage for pretty much anything (I use it frequently on 
> websites we build for customers). As it is a Joomla! extension it runs 
> atop of the same MySQL database. Joomla!, being a web cms, allows the 
> developer pretty much unlimited ways to present this data for user 
> access and search etc.

I like that! I have knocked up a few sites using Drupal and Wordpress 
and never thought of CMS as a front ends. I'm getting old!

This is particularly attractive as I have access to a resellers package 
through a friend. I have not used Joomla! but how hard can it be? :-)

Thanks again.

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