Development update, 14 Jan 2012

Good news

So the site is very nearly there, we have all basic functionality done minus a full-fledged discussion section and polished content management.  Todd’s iPad app is progressing more quickly than I would have expected, and we are designing with maintainability and ease-of-use in mind, so that should save us significant amounts of time down the line in re-deploying new instances.

Bad news

This is really more like annoying news – I have been trying to integrate this handy little plugin for the past two days (for editing issue slideshows), and although I’ve learned a lot about javascript, it’s currently serving as a constant reminder of two things:

  • Javascript has syntactical similarities with other languages, but has enough structural differences that can make code reading difficult.  Additionally, it has just enough similarities and differences to make me think something will work, when in fact it does something different.
  • I am out of my element when it comes to javascript.  I think at this point I would even prefer something like LISP to javascript.

Integration shouldn’t take more than another day, but when you’re out of your element, you never know.


1 Comment

  1. manukoenig says:

    Doesn’t Jesse Oliver know some Javascript?

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