Google Summer of Code with phpMyAdmin

I’m very happy to announce that I was one of the selected to work with phpMyAdmin during Google Summer of Code this year, which will happen, this winter (here at Brazil), from April 23th to August 6th.

I will be working with the Twig templates currently in use at the project, which can be found here. The idea of using a template engine is to maintain code organization and consistency, by separating your logic code from your markup, or front-end.

phpMyAdmin’s front-end is not fully implemented using Twig, there’s plenty of work to be done here, my work on this project is to Refactor this templates, using more of Twig’s features to enhance code organization. The first thing that will be done is to analyse if all Twig extensions currently in use are really necessary or if it can be replaced by a Twig feature, if changes are made in this part, it will be necessary to change the code in every part that this changes affects, what can be done while refactoring each template.

After the extensions are all good, the next thing to do is to go through the code on functions that return html and apply Twig features on this functions and templates that are used. For example, here, a possible thing to do is to use ‘Blocks’ or ‘Extends’ feature to simplify all of these front-end calls into one.

By the end of the GSoC program I expect to have contributed to a project that seizes the most of Twig’s benefits. And I hope that I’ll be able to expand my open source contributions.