[Phpmyadmin-devel] GSoC 2010, my introduction and idea

Marc Delisle marc at infomarc.info
Sat Mar 27 19:06:48 CET 2010

Cristian Dinu a écrit :
> Hello everyone,
> In the hopes that I will be forgiven for joining the fray so late in
> the proceedings, I'm here to do my obligatory introduction as a GSoC
> candidate :) My name is Cristian Dinu and I'm a Romanian EECS student
> with about 2 years of experience in professional web development.
> Although I've been an avid user of FOSS for many years now, this is
> the first time I will be applying my skills to further the cause of
> open-source development. But one has to start somewhere, and I figure,
> what better way to begin than by making an improvement to the
> venerable database administration tool that we all know and love?
> The idea I've come up for my proposal may seem rather crazy, but I'm
> confident that I can make it materialize in the short time that is
> available. Basically, what I want to do is to endow all SQL query
> editors in phpMyAdmin with IntelliSense-like functionality (obviously
> implemented using JavaScript). I can't count the number of times I've
> found myself writing a query, only to have to stop to check the exact
> name of some field in a table that isn't focused, or this or that
> obscure bit of SQL syntax. I feel my idea, once implemented, would
> greatly increase productivity and help many users feel somewhat less
> frustrated with pma's aging interface.
> What do you guys think of this idea? Is it really as useful as I think
> it is? Would it be overkill or burden pma excessively? Before you ask,
> it goes without saying that the feature would degrade gracefully so
> that users with JS disabled or unsupported browsers would still be
> able to enter queries in a plain text field :)

while the idea is good, are you sure that it covers a 12 weeks x 40
hours schedule?

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Marc Delisle

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