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I'm Roger Stringer: a father, writer, developer, consultant, chef, speaker. Founder of TheInterviewr.

Monthly Archives: April 2007


So many ideas…..

 

As the rewrite progresses, I keep getting more and more ideas to add in. This update is definitely making the site a whole new site and should be a pretty interesting experience for everybody involve.

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New Field Types

 

One new and cool feature we’ve added to dbStract is a field type called “Link to Entry”. This lets you create a database, and in that database create a table called products (or whatever name you want to use), then you can create another table called bug tracker and in bug tracker, you can have a field that is linked to products. Then when you enter new entries into bug tracker, you can choose what product the bug is for. We’ve also added a field type called “Workgroup Users”, this lets you have a dropdown list that is populated with users from your workgroup (for people with an account that can have more than one user). These new features are helping shape dbStract into a lean, mean, database machine.

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dbStract v2 update

 

Work on version 2 of dbStract has been continuing on schedule, and we are still aiming for the May 1st date for the relaunch. The site has seen a huge restructuring as part of our version 2 overhaul with some features being added that had been planned since our first launch a year ago. This shows some great promise and our beta testers have had some excellent feedback as they’ve been playing with the new features. Keep watching, as we take you into new territory. :)

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Playing with new ideas

 

Lately, I’ve been experimenting with some new ideas and approaches. I built a new framework last month for some rapid PHP development and my first project was a stats system that I am using to record some analytics for a couple sites. When it is ready, the site will be released for others to join, but for now, it is just for myself and a few other colleagues to play with. I’ve gotten the reports working to the point that I can view trends over the past week to see what pages and keywords are getting traffic and which ones are not. This can have a big impact when it comes to affiliate marketing to see which pages of a site work and which ones don’t. I’ve also gotten a few other reports worked in that are pretty unique to analytics sysems, but I’ll wait til the site is done before getting into them all :)

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