The latest CiviCRM Meetup, this last Thursday, was about an interesting topic to CiviCRM developers: Advanced Techniques for Contributions & Memberships.
Instead of using price sets, we created contact sub-types of the organization type, and added a custom field to store the fee data. This method is preferable to price sets once the number of options grows beyond 10-20. It also allows the admin users to modify the amounts, use CiviCRM's built in contact administration to manage the data, and allows the flexibility of adding additional custom fields if, for example, the localized due amounts are different for different membership types. The example could easily be used for other scenarios such as school districts or any other type of local chapter dues of a regional or national organization.
The discussion was lively with all participants asking questions and giving valuable input. The CiviCRM Meetup group in Dallas is always interactive; it is a great forum for people to come with both questions and answers. Please visit the Dallas/Fort Worth CiviCRM meetup page to see future Meetup topics.