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07-23-2008, 09:46 PM
is cute and cuddly
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Vegas, Baby
I wasn't attempting to reinvent the wheel, this has been my pet project for the past few months. When I started it, I hadn't programmed anything in PHP for over five years, and I had absolutely no clue how to do anything 'object oriented'. So it's a culmination of everything I learned, and it got so big I decided I wanted to release and see what kind of public response it would get - I learn well on my own, but I figured I could learn a lot more by hearing from people all over the world.
What I love about this project so far is it's becoming a great 'framework' I can use in future projects. Using the library files I had already created I built a news system (basically a small blog) with comments in under ten minutes yesterday.
My idea for the future of this project is to build a central authentication system that can be used with any combination of drop-in sub-system you choose -- have you ever wanted to build a site with two opposing systems, say a forum and a blog, which both have their own proprietary user registration? Having a site where a member has to sign up twice to use all it's features is far from user-friendly. If I can get this to a stable release, and start bringing on other people from the open source community to help develop modules, I think I can make a reliable 'framework' that non-programmers can use to add fully integrated features to their web site.
It may never happen like that, but I'm enjoying doing it.
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