This site will be a bit of a ‘work in progress’. Coming from a .net background, I thought this would be a good opportunity to learn something outside my comfort zone of asp.net and T-SQL. So with this in mind, this site has been developed from scratch using PHP and MySQL.
So far, this has gone fairly smoothly. It feels very similar to how I used to develop in classic asp many years ago. Although frustrating at times, it’s nice having the full control over the code for a simple site like this. I find when I build larger web applications in ASP.net the IDE takes over some of the granular details that I like to be in control of. You can call me a control freak, but it’s nice going back to basics sometimes.
Probably evident in the basic design and limited functionality, I’m still learning. I will slowly be adding new functionality to the site. I might even blog about this here. Please feel free to contact me with any feedback.
With feedback in mind, I guess my first enhancement should be a comments section at the bottom of each weblog. Let’s see!