I have a 'webapp' that consists basically of making Linux command line calls; let's admit it runs the 'uptime' command and returns the output.
My app is currently built using CodeIgniter; it works fine, but i'd like to use the powerful features of Drupal that are built-in like users handling, views, imagecache etc.
My main concept is having a 'button' on which user clicks and then it runs the selected task (asynchronously, AJAX) and then shows the result (with jQuery).
I know of 'triggers' but I can't really think of having them 'do' some action once a 'button' (a link) is pressed, not a 'on node creation do ...'.
I just wonder if anyone has done something similar, and how.