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12-08-2008 @ 2:03PM
...What sort of computer background does the author have... playing video games and writing for a corporate sponsored blog do not quite feel like the right criteria for being 'in the know' for this sort of thing...I hate to sound elitist... but the armory is VERY simple to program for... if you have trouble consuming XML, maybe you should stick to static sites in dreamweaver...The Wow Armory works very well from a SOA (Service Oriented Architecture) standpoint... it is the data in its most simple form, presented in a very universal format... it can be presented in whatever which way you'd like...Programming a PHP wrapper that is more or less nothing but an XML parser isn't "the coding chops" necessary to accomplish what he plans...He's completely overlooked the actual database, more concerned with the parsers necessary to populate the aforementioned database... He's also overlooked the infrastructure necessary to host such a thing...Everyone's favorite wow db site would prolly be ad free if they could host their sites for nothing..."But why are all of these databases closed, or commercial? Some even want you to buy premium subscriptions to access guides or more data."Which database do i sign up to get the premium search results??? or is that just in his imagination?His choice of API to handle client uploads is also chosen without much thought... He's using a reasonably bloated API to handle something that could be simply accomplished without any api at all... increasing the effort necessary server side, and complicating the previously mentioned difficult to figure out database problem...anyways... vaporware, move on
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