We have a name!

After a day of sitting in front of my pc staring at the network solutions site I finally came up with a name for my new application.  It will be dubbed “ConMagick“, catchy huh.

Anyway, v0.2b was released to a select beta tester group and should be done with this round of beta testing in the next week.  After I make some small changes given to me by the beta testers I will move on to v0.2c which will pull in the programming track management and also clean up the auto mailing and panel flow process.

Assignment to Tracks complete

I have the new module to assign submitted panels to tracks completed.  I need to clean up the page layout some and then work on the permissions for the track module  and it will be ready to test.

I’m close to completing v0.2b of the application.  Once I have this done I am going to have a few testers use the site and give initial feedback for changes.  Once this user testing is done I will move onto v0.2c, which is the panel track management module.

Fiddler2 to the rescue!

I have been working on a dynamic dropdown code for the last 2 days.  The problem was basically that the tutorials on the Yii website don’t speak to using the new CActiveForm methods to make the drop downs.

I decided to finally download Fiddler2 and test it out since it will read the HTML packets and let me see what’s going on behind the scenes.  Sure enough, my ajax call was getting an error, but the front end was not seeing it.  After about 5-10 minutes of final troubleshooting I got the darn dropdown process to work.

So, here’s my shameless plus for fiddler2.  If you don’t have it, get it, it will save you valuable testing time when an error happens… =D

Convention Manager Web Application

I started working on a new web application last week.  It’s going to help manage conventions in the future.  The main goal of the application right now is to help with the communication, processes, and schedules for the convention programming.  I will be testing this out over the next few months and plan to beta test this with Saboten-Con 2010.

I will use this blog to track the process and also announce when betas will be available for people to help me test the application.  If you are interested in testing or using this application please contact me via this blog.