Apptacular Plans

A few people have asked: When will Apptacular be released?

Short answer: I don’t know.

Long answer: I have a plan. Read on.

Before I release Apptacular, I want to make sure that it’s solid. Right now it works with the database I have but I know it will fall down when it hits a “real” database. The fix for that problem is to run it against demo databases that come with various RDBMSs. I’m targeting sakila for MySQL and AdventureWorks for MSSQL.

Also the source is somewhat hard to follow. There is no documentation. Most people won’t give a project a second look unless the documentation can at least get them started. Most potential contributors won’t even try to jump in unless the source is manageable.

So to those ends I have sort of a checklist to go through before I release the extension and code:

  • Make sure apptacular_blog database works on MySQL on MAC.
  • Make sure apptacular_blog database works on MySQL on PC.
  • Make sure sakila database works on MySQL on MAC.
  • Make sure sakila database works on MySQL on PC.
  • Make sure apptacular_blog database works on MSSQL on MAC.
  • Make sure apptacular_blog database works on MSSQL on PC.
  • Make sure adventureworks database works on MSSQL on MAC.
  • Make sure adventureworks database works on MSSQL on PC.
  • Fix major issues in code readability.
  • Start Document how to work with Apptacular

So I’ll keep you all up to date on where it is. If you want to test it ahead of time, and are willing to deal with bugs, then drop me a line in the comments.

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