Hi everyone. I wanted you guys to know what’s been up with the site recently. I’ve been a little slow, and scatter brained with the features I’ve been trying to build, but there’s a reason for it.
I have mostly been concerned with shoring up a lot of the data that’s on this site. I can build all the pretty shelf tools and cool shiny stuff, but if the data isn’t any good, then what’s the point? So I’ve been working on merge tools, and deletion tools, and better game creation tools, etc.
Here’s where the scatter brained part comes in though. I typically don’t like to reinvent the wheel when it comes to writing software, and since I use the Django framework for this site, there’s a million 3rd party tools to do a lot of what I want. Unfortunately, I haven’t updated the version of Django I’m using in quite some time, and a lot of the 3rd party tools I have looked at no longer support the version of Django Grouvee runs on. I’m finally biting the bullet and upgrading Grouvee to the latest version of Django currently (1.9.5 as of this writing).
I’ve made a lot of strides in getting the site to run on the latest version this past week, and I don’t foresee it taking a really long time. The crux of that is me finding time to work on it really. My CrossFit season has come to an end early this year, so I think I should have plenty of time to work on it in the coming months. I feel bad I haven’t posted a lot of updates, and I haven’t had a lot of time to work on the site.
My ultimate goals are to get the data tools up to date, update the theme on this site a little bit (adding more features like a compact shelf view, multi-edit tool, etc.), and build an API so we can get mobile apps running for this bad boy.
I know a lot of people love this site, and that’s what keeps me going. So I thank you all for your patience, and I hope everyone has a lovely rest of their weekend!