Friday, July 22, 2011

Where I have been

I've been spending a lot of time in doors this past week due to the heat and the fact that the A/C is broken in my car. I dread taking it in next week to hear how much it's going to cost to get it fixed.

Since I'm spending so much time in the house, and I've got a little breathing room while I wait on some data feeds to be set up for a client, I decided to belt out a blog entry. Besides, it's been since January that you have all heard from me (wow does time fly!), so I figured I'd better let everyone know what the heck it is I've been up to before rumors start floating around that Jon Wallen is dead ;-).

I have been quiet because I am working on several different projects as well as trying to keep up with support on CF Shopkart for my paying clients.

Some of you might remember about 3 years ago I launched a beta of both a little sitebuilder and a new version of CFShopkart (SE) that I had started on. I pretty much axed both projects after user testing because they were flawed in several ways, including how they were written. Well, I have been testing out a new interface and perfecting some code I wrote to make a flexible Coldfusion 'framework' for me to build pretty much any project on top of. This base-code is going to be the foundation for the upcoming new version of CFShopkart (completely rewritten from the ground up). CF8 will be the minimum version you will need to run this code on. It will not run on CF7. I still have a lot of work to do on this, so I probably won't talk much about it until fall of 2011. Once I have the foundation in place, it is my intention to open this up for other CF programmers to pitch in and help build a better CF Shopkart.

Thanks to all for your support and compliments.