Views for Joomla
Module with Query Builder
"The Views module provides a flexible method for Drupal site designers to control how lists and tables of content are presented. This tool is essentially a smart query builder that, given enough information, can build the proper query, execute it, and display the results."
After one of my coworkers showed me the Drupal module I started wondering if there is a smilar Joomla module and figured there does not seem so.
Therefore, I decided to make one.
This module has a query builder. You set SQL query, set what to display, layout it and style it if necessary. Views for Joomla is basically for Joomla developers but is capable of doing the setup by copying the module parameter & paste it even if you do not know much about SQL or Joomla itself.
Views for Joomla can be a gallery module, slider module or a module displaying something from the third party component. With Views for Joomla you can store all the contents as article (if your Joomla site provides a search functionality you may need a custimised search plugin to filter some articles from the search result page).
That way you do not need to manage the content with the module manager meaning you can avoid spending time to explain which manager to update the content to your client.
If you know jQuery, the layout feature and a little bit of PHP, you can implement a jQuery image gallery plugin to your Joomla site like this:
Flexibility - To be able to avoid having to use other 3rd party extensions to display the contents. After having used Joomla for about 4 years I kind of feel messy about Module Manager having many different 3rd party extensions.
Ease - To reduce the development time (investigation time to use 3rd party extensions).
Share - To enable non-tech users to do setup.
To use Views for Joomla you need to install a module and a plugin.
I have made Drupal module that let you use subquery for Views - Download Views Subquery Module