Adapting to an "app" level environment
failcookie - 6 months ago
I have a client that is looking to transform their intranet from a custom ASP.NET build to a proper CMS build. They have a few pages on their site, but most of their content is just basic stuff like an Employee Directory, list of current projects, company news, etc. Pyro would be a good fit for all of this, but I was exploring two different areas in particular.
1.) They are wanting to push information from their intranet to a mobile app that we will be releasing at a later date. It will mostly be grabbing stuff from the CMS database and showing it on a mobile-spefic setup. I have worked with API development in Laravel, but I haven't explored doing that with Pyro. Is it really difficult to grab the information I need stored in the CMS and send it out in an organized REST GET? An example would be the app querying a URL for All Projects and returning all of the projects with their title, project description and location of the project. In Laravel, I would just query the fields in the model and display it. I would assume I would probably need to setup the model for each module to handle this?
2.) I will have to create a frontend form for handling a lot of content based on business requirements. Is it difficult to push information to the CMS database in that nature? I would assume not - I am just not familiar enough with the form process in Pyro yet.
Ultimately - it will be a pretty big deal that content can be managed easily and efficiently, which will be a UI challenge over a platform challenge. The rest is just hoping for the best!