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Data Management Made Easy Using Nennius: Introducing Nennius
PHP allows for the simple creation of many useful tools, such as creating a contact form. However, creating a data management system in PHP is not so simple. Since many end users are familiar with the Internet, Web developers often find themselves needing to create a Web-based interface to allow for meaningful interaction with data. Nennius is a data management tool that can make this task easier. This article, the first of three parts, provides an overview of this tool.
PHP has grown in popularity over the years, in part due to its rapid speed of development. Through the use of PHP, simple dynamic elements may be added to existing websites without extensive modifications. A common example of this is a contact form. Many websites make use of this simple, yet effective, tool –- and Web developers will find that creating these forms is a fairly common request. Fortunately, developing contact forms is a relatively quick and easy process.
However, there are other common development tasks that are not as easy. One such task is creating a data management system. An increasing number of organizations are collecting and employing data via the Web. However, most end users lack the training and experience to properly manage their data. Because of this, it is fairly common for a developer to be asked to create a Web-based interface to interact with the data in a simple, yet meaningful way.
This brings us to the focus of this article: the Nennius data management tool. Part one of the series will provide an overview of Nennius, discussing several of the features offered by the system. Part two will look at developing a basic application using the Nennius engine. Part three will then take an in-depth look at some of the more advanced options available to Nennius developers.