More Upgrades

With the addition of a whole new back end structure I went forward with recreating the front end a little bit. Aside from a few bugs that exist in the spreadsheet application we now have a new login and user profile page. It is almost the same as the old one but is a bit shinier. The shadows and background moves in response to your mouse to give it some 3D looking effect, not sure if that is going to stay or not though. Jerry Schneider is working on redoing the code editor and got some work done at the hackathon but has not pushed his code yet because of some integration issues with the code editor and the new backed. Hopefully when that is done we will see some of his awesome work.

New Login Screen

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New user profile

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Recreating The Backend

On suggestion of one of our new members, Andrew Karnani, we have begun recreating the back end, almost from scratch. This time making much more use of the full potential of Django. Along with recreating the back end we have changed the way that the Django server communicates with web applications. The new way uses pure JSON instead of some odd custom string. A result of this will be a more simplistic API for application / server communication. During the RCOS hackathon this Saturday (the 22nd) I plan to hammer out the bugs with this new communication system, and if we are lucky we will begin working on instant saving and loading / live editing.

– Asher

New Repo Location

Now that our group has grown in size I have moved the repo to a more public location. The most up to date version can be found in the briefcase organization page. Along with the main repo you will also be able to find all of the utility repos, for example the documentation website, in that organization as well.

github.com/Briefcase

– Asher