plenty of big news this week. Lots of new exciting things happening
in the IO now. Congrats to Alex Foley on his promotion to MAJ
for his activity this week. In addition to the following, he will
also be working on The Fringe's new site.
Foley created a brand new site design for the SquadFirst site,
but it's release has been delayed. Particularly because of the
development of the next generation of SquadFirst-based websites:
SquadFirst+. This major upgrade will completely redo the
database structure so as to permit larger units, all the way up
to Battlegroup, to create sites with - and even non-TC sites,
such as a site for your DB Clan or HF Detachment! Also, you will
be able to have multiple users, to allow access to various people
different levels of access. SF+ will hopefully have additional
modules/features for you to put in, too, plus maybe some new themes.
Foley has organized another new service for the EH. Using the
source code from www.pastebin.com, he has created the brand new
EH Code Collaboration (CC) site at http://code.minos.net,
with help from Xander Drax on a great design. The CC is a place
for you to post any code you're having trouble with and have your
fellow PHP developers help you work out the bugs! Just make sure
to include any comments about what's wrong at the top!
also happy to announce that the planning stages of EH Wargames
are nearly over. Today marks the beginning of the CODING STAGE.
After some heated debate about which type of database we will
use, I have concluded that PostgreSQL will best suit our needs.
I am also putting out the call for ALL PHP DEVELOPERS in the
EH. We need coders! You should have at least some experience
with creating database-driven applications. Don't worry if you're
not familiar with PGSQL - it's very similar to MySQL in terms
of actual syntax, and the differences aren't hard to learn. If
you're interested in helping out with PHP coding of EH Wargames,
send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org
with how long you've been coding PHP, when/how you can be contacted
(especially on IRC), along with any and all example sites you
can give with your work. Not everyone will be accepted, because
there are certain levels of experience we may need. Please do
I do want to encourage all PHP developers to send me an e-mail
anyway with their skills and experience, so as to create an informal
developer's network. That way whenever I need to contact someone
to do a PHP project, I can have email addresses readily available.
So please, even if you're not interested in EHW, e-mail email@example.com.
more technical things about EHW for those interested, VA Reb Crush
has set up a CVS (Concurrent Versioning System) workframe so as
to make it easier for multiple coders working on different parts
of code. Since he has experience with working with multiple coders
on one project, he will be heading up the code management.
Hammer: Site of the Week
week's 4 star SOTW is the EH Code Collaboration site
by Alex Foley and Xander Drax at http://code.minos.net.