Friday, January 27, 2012

Feed Forge in the real world

I have quit my job and started freelancing. This meant that I needed a personal site to showcase the work I have done and what I am capable of. Unfortunately has been taken for some time, so I had to settle for My original thinking was that this would just be a site with flat HTML 5 pages, but after some consideration I decided I wanted to throw the CMS I have been developing at it to shake out any issues.

Being an untested CMS obviously there were lots of issues, mainly centered around getting the installer to boot strap itself. Eventually I was able to clean things up and get everything working properly. Now I might be a little biased but Feed Forge is a pretty decent little CMS. Every problem I have come across I feel was solved in very simple and elegant ways.

Don't get me wrong no one else should be using it on a production site just yet, but hopefully if/when you do, you will see how sweet it really is.

If you are interested the code can be found at my GitHub repo

Also if you want to see it in action live on my site visit

Play around with it and let me know if you come across any issues or would like to see a new feature.

Saturday, January 7, 2012

Dropbox API Library changes

Just wanted to let you guys know about some small changes that I made to the dropbox library. I received an email from someone using the library. He wasn't having any issues really but there was having a minor annoyance. That annoyance was having to define the sandbox root for each method call.

He made a very good point, so I added a const variable at the top of the library called "DEFAULT_ROOT". All methods will use that value as the default root, but you still have the flexibility of specifying the root on each method call should you need it.

Check out the updated library at the github repo.

I have been neglecting this blog lately. My new years resolution is to be more vocal about what I am working on and hopefully help you guys out.