To begin, please understand that this is currently under CLOSED BETA .
I am currently in development of a large project that involved a multitude of database inserts, edits, updates, moves, compilations..etc
Now let me explain to you what it is I'm doing.
Thats right, its called Soap! Server Overview and Admin Productivity! Soap is used to do the following:
Gather information in several databases (several because we are working with multiple plugins)
Then output this information into nicely designed tables (no more black framed tabled)
Soap will also offer the ability to add and remove to certain tables based on the plugin (For example, admins would have the option to add/remove balance from iConomy)
You will even be able to export your tables for storage on a local drive!
So, how does it work?
Easy! In the future you will simply:
Navigate to Soap's webpage and click register (currently in closed beta)
Register an account with your information (IE name, email) Your server information (IP, Port)
Login to Soap Server Admin Center - Here you will find all the information you need to configure your plugins to work with Soap!
Once configured, your next step is to sit back and relax! Watch as your users information (Such as username and balance) is collected and stored into tables or export your tables for all to see!
Q: Wait! So will I have to have a 'mysql' database?
A: Nope! You will remotely connect to our database using a provided username and password!
Q: I dont know what mysql or databases are, is that a problem?
A: Not at all! Soap is designed for no database experience. We'll take care of that for you!
Q: What information will you be collecting?
A: Its not up to us, Its up to the plugins! We simply help integrate already created plugins to our website for you to use! We will let you know this, we will not collect any personal information, infact every supported plugin comes with a list of easy to ready collected material in our help section!
Q: Well, this sounds cool, but how much are you trying to charge me?
A: Nothing! Thats right, its a free service! We will let you know this though, we have plans for "premium" option in the future!
Q: What plugins do you export to a table?
A: Currently, in Beta we do not have a list of supported plugins, we will be releasing one shortly though. We are going to try to work with as many developers possible to support you as much as possible!
Q: Do you support databases other then MySQL?
A: Currently no, our security and Auth verification is only set up for MySQL. Probably in the future though!
Q: Cool! Can I try it?
A: Sure! We will always offer a demo on our website so that you can get an idea of what your signing up for! CLICK
Q: Sounds great! Can I help?
A: Of course! There are many ways you can help!
[*:3nu3jx01]Become a tester! I need Beta testers! All different kinds! I need people who are unfamiliar with this, and I need people who are familiar! I need website owners, server admins, plugin developers! I need everyones help!
[*:3nu3jx01]Developers: Are you a program developer? I need your help! If you already have plugins made, see if they can be exported into a MySQL database!
[*:3nu3jx01]Money! Soap is free to use! If you want to help out and pay for server fees it would be appreciated!
Apply for Beta:
Interested in helping? Here's what I need from you!
First Name(I prefer to get to know my testers, username if you wish):
Specialty(Server Owner, Forum Manger, Plugin Dev...etc):
How can you help:
Simply post that in a reply, if I can use you (which I probably can and will) I will send you a Beta-Authorization key!
Q: Where do you profits from donations go?
A: Good question! If we happen to have extra money we donate it to the Nature Conservancy : Plant a billion trees foundation ( http://plantabillion.org )
Q: Will I get any credit for helping?
A: Of course, anyone who helps will receive a place in our about us section, more noticeable helpers will also have listed what they did. You can opt out of this if you would like.
Q: Is that all you will give me?
A: Yup! Maybe if you're good we'll send you a letter in the mail? We're not here to make money!
Finally I think I'll list some basic to-do:
Theres a LOT to get done, I AM missing a lot here!
Plugin Compilation - Have to go around and gather all updated plugins that currently use databases
Plugin Integration - Begin adding plugins to database and set up for automation
Support - Articles for each plugin will be made for user assitance
Web Debug - Ahh spiders! Website needs a fair amount of work and content additions.
Security - I believe we're fairly secure, wont hurt to double check it all in the end.
Open Beta - Should be able to open up public beta by this point[/spoiler]