[Phpmyadmin-devel] [Phpmyadmin] Interested in Participating in GSoC 2010

ANKIT GUPTA ankitatbits at gmail.com
Sun Mar 28 22:06:50 CEST 2010

Hi Marc,

If u can give some information on other products which use visual features
for query building,
then i can have a look and it will be of great help for me to decide how to
make this addition without duplicating visual aspects of other products.


On Sun, Mar 28, 2010 at 5:30 PM, ANKIT GUPTA <ankitatbits at gmail.com> wrote:

> Ok, will check the other things .
> Regarding the concern for  duplicating thing from similar product,yes we
> can keep this point in mind while designing and make our own unique design.
> i had one more idea in this same  query generation field, if we can provide
> a natural language processing tool (NLP) with phpmyadmin,this will be
> completely new and here people with little or no SQL knowledge can generate
> queries just by writting their queries in plain english.!!
> i have seen some similar open source tools ,we can integrate them with
> phpmyadmin
> one such tool is developed by mark watson and is open source
> http://www.markwatson.com/opensource/nlbeandoc.htm
> i have myself done some basic project in NLP at my college,
> but  for this summer i will like to concentrate on visual query generation.
> thanks
> On Sun, Mar 28, 2010 at 5:08 PM, Marc Delisle <marc at infomarc.info> wrote:
>> ANKIT GUPTA a écrit :
>> > HI,
>> > Marc i installed the latest phpmyadmin version and saw the Designer
>> feature
>> > which uses Ajax, yes something similar i wanted for my diagram
>> > ..................but this feature is only for defining relationships,if
>> we
>> > can use this diagram feature for query generation it will be very
>> > interactive and useful for the users,further we can also provide feature
>> to
>> > automatically generate php classes having functions containing  these
>> query.
>> > users can directly put these classes in their code and just use the
>> > functions.!!
>> >
>> > Thanks
>> Well, the Designer is not only for defining relationships, there are
>> other buttons at the top that give other functionnalities. But you're
>> right, a visual query builder would be good.
>> A challenge will be to try not duplicating the visual aspect of other
>> similar products.
>> --
>> Marc Delisle
>> http://infomarc.info
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