Update October 2017

What’s been happening?

Quite a bit, I’ve been getting back into software development with the help of my excellent tutor and a greater reason to finish the project. I’ve also been brainstorming for some future projects and trying to finish some delayed projects.

So what are these ‘Projects’?

So as none of you know, as it seems only robots read this blog at the moment, I’ve got a¬†newer website¬†which uses basic PHP and MySQL to load pages in a really ghetto way. apurnell.com is going to replaced with adampurnell.net, but I’m not going to be using WordPress. Although WP is great and damn near everywhere, I’m not happy with the theme development system and the procedural development style. Introducing, Swiftwater (named after the TF2 map of the same name).

Swiftwater is my own fully custom OOP Content Managment System. I started it back in April, and it’s nearing completion. I’m really happy with it, with is simple yet feature rich design following MVP design pattern. I’ve already got some clients interested in it, so I hope those deals go through. I’ve haven’t got much else to say apart that Halloween is my goal for “finishing” this, although some life issues are getting in the way of that.

Anything Else?

I also have been working on a youtube-dl frontend. Youtube-dl is the most reliable and open source (woo!) video downloader, however it’s a CLI (Command Line Interface) program. I’ve got a basic version which I use for downloading videos from my mashup channel, but I hope to release it under MIT by the end of year.

Finally, I’ve had a few idea for future hardware projects and videos. Work will start after I “finish” Swiftwater. Not saying anything yet but I hope it will be exciting!

Hopefully it won’t be as long between posts next time, I’ve been working on this post for over a month now!

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